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Tackling Canada's 'Privacy Deficit'

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Canadians are tired of government attacks on their privacy, finds a new OpenMedia report. Phone photo via Shutterstock.

Privacy is a fundamental human right. Yet the scale of government-sponsored privacy intrusions is so vast that anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection is affected.

The threshold for getting trapped in the government's surveillance dragnet is low. In recent years, the federal government has introduced a string of laws, including the recent Bill C-51, which expand the surveillance powers of the government and dismantle the privacy rights of Canadians.

OpenMedia, a Vancouver-based internet freedom group has crowd-sourced a new report that tracked the erosion of privacy in Canada and made recommendations on how to restore the country's "privacy deficit."

The Tyee has partnered with OpenMedia to bring you the highlights of their findings in this four-part series.

In This Series

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Want to Roll Back Bill C-51?

So does OpenMedia. Internet freedom group launches plan to 'turn this debate on its head.' First in a series.

By David Christopher, 20 May 2015


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Canadians to Spy Agencies: Get a Warrant!

Ranked first among privacy priorities, the people of Canada have spoken. Second in a series.

By David Christopher, 22 May 2015


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C-51 Protest

How Canada Can End Mass Surveillance

Third chapter in OpenMedia's crowd-sourced privacy plan.

By David Christopher, 27 May 2015


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Eyes on the Spies: Canadians Deserve Accountability

Yet while surveillance budgets balloon, watchdogs starve. Last in a series.

By David Christopher, 1 Jun 2015


Call in Special Prosecutor for Political Donations Probe, Says Watchdog

Appointment needed to ‘help prevent political interference,’ says Democracy Watch.

By Andrew MacLeod