This week the highly controversial online spying Bill C-13 passed the House of Commons, despite concerns that the Supreme Court of Canada Spencer ruling likely makes the legislation unconstitutional. This also follows a year of worrying revelations about the activities of Canada’s spy agency CSEC.
We’ve seen in the past that the best way to combat these overzealous and draconian surveillance efforts is to develop our own solutions that address privacy concerns. C-13 is hugely unpopular, and has received criticism from a range of political standpoints. This crowdsourcing effort will give you the opportunity to have your say as well.
The crowdsourcing tool will allow users to give input on their top privacy concerns, and the policies they would like to see developed. This input will then be analyzed and used to create a set of key recommendations for policy-makers in the new year.
Groups supporting the launch of the tool include: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Free Dominion, the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, and the Privacy and Access Council of Canada. You can take part by using the crowdsourcing tool at https://privacyplan.ca/