Supreme Court of Canada says a wiretap is needed for text messages

In the Supreme Court of Canada’s case of R v. Telus, a 5-2 decision was made that law enforcement need wiretap authorization to intercept text (SMS) messages. No longer will a search warrant suffice. You can read the Canadian Civil Continue reading Supreme Court of Canada says a wiretap is needed for text messages

Are surveillance systems using biometric scanning really privacy-friendly?

I read a post today on the IAPP‘s Daily Dashboard talking about a “privacy-friendly” “positive side of facial recognition”. It suggests that Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has endorsed this usage of biometric encryption. Having a strong understanding of privacy and only Continue reading Are surveillance systems using biometric scanning really privacy-friendly?

Canada’s massive public traffic surveillance system

Do you think such a thing could be implemented without any public consultation or corporate media attention? It exists. About 6 months ago at an Ideas Victoria meeting, Kevin S McArthur brought up the fact Victoria Police were using cameras on some Continue reading Canada’s massive public traffic surveillance system