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Privacy Day Survey: Tell CCLA Your Privacy Priorities for 2017

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 […]

Tell us what you think of Bill C-51

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 […]

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, […]

Know Your Rights: Digital Security and the Law

November 3, 2017

Last week, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association was proud to participate in a day-long digital security workshop hosted by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, which included trainers from the Tor Project, Freedom of the Press Foundation, and others. The workshop, which was funded by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority offered practical skills for journalists and […]

Discrimination, Listing and Profiling


November 6, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights will hear a landmark case on surveillance tomorrow (7 November) as part of a challenge to the lawfulness of the UK’s surveillance laws and its intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance practices. The case, described by campaigners as a “watershed moment for people’s privacy and freedom of expression across the world”, […]

National Security Agencies and Accountability

CCLA with Civil Society Groups Issue Joint Letter on Bill C-59 and National Security Law in Canada

September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 — Today, 40 organizations and individuals from across Canadian civil society issued a joint letter to the Hon. Minister Ralph Goodale, the Hon. Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the Hon. Minister Ahmed Hussen that lays out overarching concerns with Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters. Bill C-59 makes some meaningful and […]