The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is refuting claims reported earlier this week that it was working on a compromise on legislation that would increase law enforcement’s surveillance powers over the Internet, MACLEANS.CA reports. “I reject the characterization of this as a compromise outright,” Assistant Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier said. “Privacy is a fundamental right. You don’t compromise on fundamental rights.” Bernier added that the OPC was “doing our homework. A legal and technical analysis. What we’re exploring is, if the warrant system is too cumbersome—which is unproven—is there then a way to preserve privacy under a new system?”
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