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Privacy Day Survey: Tell CCLA Your Privacy Priorities for 2017

Tell us what you think of Bill C-51

Celebrate Privacy Day with CCLA!

The fictional “clean slate” program sought after by Cat Woman (Anne Hathaway) in Dark Knight Rises would erase all data about her, giving her criminal identity a clean slate. But it’s hard to imagine, on this Data Privacy Day 2018,a program in our real world that could undo or prevent the data damage already done to our […]

National Security: Get It Right!

bill c-59: Get It right! What is Bill C-59 and why is it so important? This is a landmark moment for national security law in Canada. In June of 2017, the federal government introduced the most comprehensive overhaul of Canada’s national security laws in at least thirty years: Bill C-59. CCLA strongly believes in the […]

Discrimination, Listing and Profiling

National Security Agencies and Accountability

Civil Society Statement Regarding Bill C-59

April 5, 2018

(Le texte français suivra) Civil Society Statement Regarding Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters Bill C-59 was explicitly introduced with the claim that it fixes “the problematic aspects” of its predecessor, Bill C-51—now Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. We, the undersigned civil society organizations and individual experts, are concerned that C-59 does not truly fix […]

CCLA Calls for Improvements to Canada’s Privacy Laws

March 26, 2018

The following is a reprint of a letter sent by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to Minister Scott Brison on March 27, 2018. The Honourable Scott Brison Acting Minister of Democratic Institutions 90 Elgin Street, 8th Floor Ottawa, Canada K1A 0R5 Dear Minister Brison, The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has spoken out on the […]

YorkU Protesters: You Have the Power. We Have Your Back (A Survey)

March 27, 2018

Respond to CCLA’s survey about York University’s strike to tell us about your experience. Click here (or see below) to read the letter we sent to York University’s President and Vice-Chancellor. On March 28, CCLA’s Executive Director Michael Bryant spoke with President Lenton. Here was Dr. Lenton’s response. Loading… The following letter was sent to Dr. […]

Read CCLA’s submissions on Bill C-59

January 19, 2018

As a defender of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association presented oral and written submissions to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-59 to express our serious concerns about several aspects of the Bill. While Bill C-59 makes some notable improvements to the Canadian national security landscape, […]