How Surveillance Law was Expanded in Canada, What the Media has Reported, and What’s Next

This talk will provide an overview on the specific lawful access powers that came into force in Canada March 2015‎; how they are rolling out in the view of the media and the courts (e.g. the TELUS and Rogers cases), and; how the authorities intersection with S-4 and C-51 (around permissions for information-sharing). Some highlights from the recent ‎submission on rights and security around lawful access, encryption and hacking tools will also be covered.

Chris Prince

Chris Prince is a Strategic Research and Policy Analyst with OPC’s Legal and Policy Branch. Along with privacy policy, he has also worked on metadata standards development for Library and Archives Canada and workforce data reporting for the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. He has also worked in Information Management for various Canadian companies including Bombardier Aerospace, Zero Knowledge Systems, the Loewen Group and CIBC. Chris holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from McGill University (Montreal) and a Bachelor’s (Hons) degree in English and Contemporary Studies from the University of King’s College (Halifax).