Friday, March 2, 2012

Sign This Petition To Show Your Support For All Freedom Loving Folks In Canada

Source:     https://www.accessnow.org/policy-activism/press-blog/access-internet-human-right-censorship-privacy

Sign This Petition To Show Your Support For All Freedom Loving Folks In Canada


Dear Prime Minister Harper and Public Safety Minister Toews,  We believe that in a democratic society, authorities need a warrant to access our information. Bill C-30 violates our fundamental right to privacy. We urge you to abandon C-30, respect the rule of law, and respect our right to privacy online.

Welcome to the new Canada: Where your ISP is required to turn over your name, Internet protocol address and other personal information to police, even if they don't have a warrant.

The Harper government, with the introduction of Bill C-30, wants to give law enforcement unlimited and warrantless access to personal online data. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has even resorted to using scare tactics to push this bill through, saying that if you’re against C-30 then you are siding with child pornographers!

This hyperbolic fearmongering is a transparent attempt to use children as political shields. The full force of the law should be applied to those who are suspected of crimes against children. However, law enforcement in a democratic society must have a warrant before accessing the information of citizens, including those who are suspected of crimes.

Tell Vic Toews and the Harper government to abandon C-30, respect the rule of law and respect the right to privacy for all Canadian citizens. We'll deliver it to Prime Minister Harper before this bill proceeds any further.


Here is the link to the petition.  25, 000 signatures are needed:


https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/a-license-to-snoop

More resources:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/18/pol-thehouse-vic-toews.html
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Bill+provokes+privacy+fears/6142986/story.html
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6316/125/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/17/pol-online-surveillance-to-committee.html
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/digital-culture/ivor-tossell/toews-gaffes-aside-bill-c-30-has-real-dangers/article2344551/

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