Stop Invasions of Our Privacy

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Whether you want to give it to them or not, police and spy agencies, Facebook and other companies, political parties and foreigners who want to disrupt Canadian elections – they all can get your private, personal information!

The federal government isn’t doing enough to restrict the powers of spy agencies and police to spy on you through Bill C-59.  The rules, enforcement and penalties are too weak to ensure Facebook and other companies don’t collect and sell your private information.  And politicians have failed to require their political parties to follow the rules in privacy laws (including in Bill C-76 which was just proposed).

Key changes are needed to ensure spy agencies, police, businesses and political parties can’t get your private info unless you want them to have it, and to ensure they always follow all privacy protection rules.

Please sign and share this petition calling for the following 5 key changes to protect your private, personal information (See details in the petition letter):

  1. Require government, political parties and businesses to protect your privacy, and especially to protect the privacy of children;
  2. Prohibit law enforcement agencies from invading your privacy, especially by using mass surveillance technology;
  3. Require disclosure of violations of your privacy, and allow you to easily stop any sharing of your personal information that you may have approved;
  4. Require a fully independent process for appointing the federal Privacy Commissioner and the Intelligence Commissioner, to ensure they don't protect the government or any political party or law enforcement agency, and;
  5. Require the Privacy Commissioner and Intelligence Commissioner to enforce the law strictly and strongly by doing audits, reporting publicly on all complaints and situations they investigate, and penalizing all violations.

Please join in calling on all federal politicians to make key changes to stop invasions of your privacy!

To see details about the problems with invasions of your privacy in Canada, check out:

Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s ‘extraordinarily permissive’ new spying laws (GlobalNews.ca, February, 6, 2018)

Over 600,000 Canadians’ Facebook data shared with Cambridge Analytica in data leak (GlobalNews.ca, April 4, 2018)

Canadian regulators asked to get tough on data privacy amid Facebook controversy (BNN, April 14, 2018)

Privacy watchdog wants rules for how political parties use Canadians’ personal data (Toronto Star, April 17, 2018)

Rogers e-mail service terms allow access to users’ contacts, raising privacy concerns (Globe and Mail, April 20, 2018)



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