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Canadians Have Legal Right Not To Surrender Their Passwords

Canadians Have Legal Right Not To Surrender Their Passwords

August 30, 2016

CCLA is troubled by the resolution of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) this month, proposing the creation of a new police power that would force individuals to surrender passwords to encrypted electronic devices to law enforcement. This would include cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.  In our view, the creation of a power to compel decryption would […]

Toronto Police to Restrict Mental Health Record Sharing

July 12, 2016

CCLA supports today’s announcement that the Toronto Police Service (TPS) will restrict the entry of some suicide-related mental health flags into national databases, but cautions that more action on this front is needed to properly protect privacy. The announcement today from the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the TPS confirms that many suicide-related police interactions will no […]

New Brunswick Legislature

New Brunswick to Table Concerning Mental Health Bill

June 29, 2016

UPDATE Our post and letter to the premier and health minister, referenced our views based on information we had received from the local community that proposed legislation was reportedly due to be tabled shortly by the government. We have since learned from the Department of Health that this matter is still in the project phase, and […]

Know Your Rights

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Video: Nothing to Hide? Let’s Talk Privacy!

October 8, 2015

Check out our new video on privacy — because we all wear pants.  

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