Canada Rolls Out Controversial Online Surveillance Bill

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 6:49 PM EST) -- Canada's public safety and justice ministers on Tuesday unveiled a bill that would make it easier for police to intercept online communications and require Internet and telecommunications providers to surrender consumer information to law enforcement and intelligence officials.

Vic Toews, Canada's minister of public safety, and Rob Nicholson, the minister of justice and Canada's attorney general, said the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act would require telecommunications service providers to have systems that let the police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service intercept communications when needed....
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