Invasive surveillance bills will cost Canadians in cash and civil liberties, says new coalition

Pro-Internet group calls "Lawful Access" legislation invasive, costly, and poorly thought out

VANCOUVER, June 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Proposed "Lawful Access" bills would require telecom providers in Canada to hand over personal information to authorities without a warrant or judicial oversight, says OpenMedia.ca. The bills go beyond violating the civil liberties of Canadians, says OpenMedia.ca - it will also hurt their pocketbooks. Canadians will literally pay a high price for Lawful Access, as ISPs are forced to upgrade their infrastructure to allow terabytes of data to be made accessible to a range of "authorities".

Read more at http://openmedia.ca/news/invasive-surveillance-bills-will-cost-canadians-cash-and-civil-liberties-says-new-coalition

Sign the petition at http://www.StopSpying.ca

SOURCE OpenMedia.ca

For further information:

Lindsey Pinto
Communications Manager, OpenMedia.ca
778-238-7710
http://openmedia.ca

lindsey@openmedia.ca

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