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Canada Dashboard Digest | Cavoukian: C-13 Contains “Overreaching Surveillance Powers” Related reading: Social media subscription tool allegedly enabled child exploitation



Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has written a “sharply worded” letter to Conservative MP Mike Wallace warning against “dressing up overreaching surveillance powers in the sheep-like clothing of sanctimony about the serious harms caused by child pornography and cyberbullying,” reports CBC. Cavoukian is pushing for the withdrawal of most of the bill, leaving only the provisions making it illegal to distribute intimate images without consent. Meanwhile, an op-ed in The Globe and Mail calls for “a blue-ribbon panel, or even a royal commission, to recommend a coherent set of policies” around electronic surveillance, pointing to Bill C-13 and comments from former head of communications Security Establishment Canada John Adams as evidence of the need.
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