Privacy Advocates Urge Canadian PM To Drop E-Spy Bills

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT) -- A group of Canadian privacy experts on Tuesday begged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to hold hearings on three proposed electronic surveillance bills that may be rushed through Parliament, saying the bills could have grave implications for citizens' privacy rights.

The bills will be included in an omnibus crime bill which Harper, during the spring election, promised he would pass within the first 100 days of the parliamentary session. The prime minister's Conservative Party took a majority of Parliament for the first time since he took office...
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