Testifying before the House of Commons Justice Committee on Tuesday, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien urged the government to split Bill C-13 “to allow for thorough examination of several measures that would expand online monitoring,” Ottawa Citizen reports. Bill C-13 would make it illegal to share “intimate images” without consent and would “remove barriers to getting such pictures scrubbed from the Internet—changes Therrien supports,” the report states. However, the report states, Therrien’s office has warned that provisions giving authorities tools to track telecommunications “would dangerously lower the proposed threshold” for access to personal information. Meanwhile, MP Charlie Angus has written to Treasury Board President Tony Clement “to convene an independent expert panel to make recommendations on securing Canadians’ privacy in the digital era.”
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