TORONTO– Canadians may soon need new national identity cards if they want to cross the border into the U.S. The cards have been criticized by the privacy commissioner as an invasion of privacy. From the CBC
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Ottawa — Imagine a Canada in which every citizen is finger-printed and retina-scanned. From the Globe and Mail The Privacy Comm of Canada’s report can be found here.
British MPs rally against UK surveillance scheme because of threats to privacy. From the BBC
If you’re thinking of becoming a customer of Royal Bank of Canada, be prepared to have your name cross-checked against a massive database of money launderers, criminals and other suspicious individuals. Canada’s largest bank has quietly invested in a private U.S. database firm created last year to conduct in-depth background checks on new and existing… Read more »
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin. Lauren Weinstein comments in Wired on the state of priviacy in 2002
A good long overview of the threats to privacy from surveillance technologies….
Privacy Commissioner George Radwanski criticizes the Canadian Custom and Revenue Agency’s foreign travel database. Yet another example of excessive privacy violations in favour of dubious security policies.