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The cost of online spying: Your privacy and your wallet (via Openmedia)
Would you want up to three billion dollars of your country’s tax dollars spent on your own online surveillance? How would you feel if Public Safety Minister Vic Toews had already quietly set aside your money for such a scheme?
This isn’t a hypothetical question. If passed, online spying bill C-30 will have you paying for a range of authorities to invasively access your private online information, at any time, without a warrant. The warrantless online spying plan is invasive and poorly thought-out, and one expert is saying it could cost billions of dollars.1
Toews has already set aside millions of your tax dollars just to get the the online spying plan started,2 and just last week he told media that the government is still “intent on proceeding” with the wildly unpopular bill.3,4
We know from experience that MPs get the message when contacted by local constituents, and there’s only a small window of opportunity to stop this scheme