Posts Tagged ‘internet

India’s government moves to take control of the Internet

- May 17th, 2012

The government of India moves to take control of the Internet’s plumbing in that country, a troubling development that could have repercussions not only for that country’s digital development but perhaps also for the Internet in the rest of the world.

India’s proposal could prove controversial for multi-stakeholder communities within the country and across the world, since it entails moving away from the prevailing democratic ‘equal say’ process for internet governance to one in which governments would be front and centre, receiving advice from stakeholders and deciding the way forward.

Read the piece: The Hindu : News / National : India’s proposal for government control of Internet to be discussed in Geneva.

Hoeppner celebrates death of gun registry, defends lawful access bill

- February 15th, 2012

Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner was in the spotlight today. First, third and final reading of the bill that will kill the long-gun registry passed the House of Commons. Hoeppner has been at the “face” of Tory attempts to kill the bill  for the last couple of years. Second, as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, Hoeppner has had to defend the controversial “lawful access” legislation, Bill C-30. (I’m not a fan). Read more…

The government fights for its “lawful access”

- February 15th, 2012

Across our newspaper chain today, I argue that the C-30, the government’s so-called “lawful access” legislation, is bad, that, “there is no excuse for this kind of intrusion on the privacy rights of Canadians and certainly not one from a government that says it champions the idea that the federal government ought to respect individual liberties and rights.” [Read my full column on this]

Last night, perhaps seeing that there were a great number of pundits criticizing this bill [here's the Post's Matt Hartley, for one], one of the aides for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews circulated three examples Read more…

Warrant-less wiretaps: What Toews says and what C-30 says

- February 14th, 2012

In the House of Commons Monday, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said this, in response to allegations that his about-to-tabled legislation, would allow police to obtain information about the online activities of Canadians without a warrant:

    Mr. Speaker, I can assure the member that any outrageous claims that private communications will be intercepted without a warrant is a complete fabrication. Read more…

Text of C-30: The bill that would allow warrant-less Internet wiretaps

- February 14th, 2012

Here is the text of the Bill C-30, tabled this morning in the House of Commons. Among its provisions, it would allow police to obtain customer data and other information from your Internet service provider (ISP) and other telecom provider without first obtaining a warrant from a judge. NDP MP Charlie Angus calls this “an unprecedented bill that undermines the privacy rights of Canadians.” Read more…