Bill C-3o was introduced by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to stop i-predators. The bill would allow authorities to demand access from ISPs and telephone provides without getting any warrant. This law makes sure that there is always a back door access to catch the messages of anyone under suspicion. This bill will not only allow Canadian police but also Canadian Security Intelligence Service to get information. They can copy the data taken form digital devices and can take action against them.
There has been multiple attempts by the Canadian Government to introduce Bill C-30. But all were fail attempts. This law is against the rights of Canadian citizen’s privacy. Police cannot access someone’s private data without taking permission from them. If police has legitimate reasons against anyone then they can seek permission from court. I don’t think there is necessity of getting data directly without judge’s permission. Also all four minority parties were also against the law.
The law is useful if police use that against child pornographers and i-predators. But political parties and some critics concern that law can be used to stop the activist. Government can make some changes to make it more feasible to use. In Australia the bill allows ISPs to retain information for longer time if customer is suspected under crime. Unlike Australia, in Canada data can be handover to police without warrant. Also customer is not informed about the surveillance this also must be changed.
I think that concept behind the law is very good to stop online predators but it needs some modification in some terms.