Surveillance & Society: Surveillance and Security Intelligence after Snowden

homeHeaderTitleImage_en_US.jpgSurveillance & Society is the international, interdisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal of the Surveillance Studies department at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

They have published in 2015, their Vol 13, No 2 issue entitled: Surveillance and Security Intelligence after Snowden. The first part of this themed issue was edited by David Murakami Wood and Steve Wright. This issue also contains a Debate Section on Law and Surveillance, edited by Randy Lippert.

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Tell Ottawa to implement this Privacy Plan

OpenMedia – Canada’s growing privacy deficit has alarming consequences for our everyday lives. We’re at a tipping point where we need to decide whether to continue evolving into a surveillance society, or whether to rein in the government’s spying apparatus before more lives are ruined by information disclosures.

OpenMedia’s crowdsourced Privacy Plan outlines common sense steps to strengthen privacy safeguards for all of us.

The government has just rammed its anti-privacy Bill C-51 through the Senate. Now we need to tell Party Leaders to #KillC51 and implement this positive alternative.


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The Governance of Telecommunications Surveillance: How Opaque and Unaccountable Practices and Policies Threaten Canadians

2498847226_9beb1f55db_o-300x200Telecom Transparency Project – In their report, “The Governance of Telecommunications Surveillance: How Opaque and Unaccountable Practices and Policies Threaten Canadians,” the TTP discussed the regularity at which government agencies gain access to telecommunications data. Save for the Canadian Border Services Agency, federal government agencies that are principally responsible for conducting domestic telecommunications surveillance, such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, could not account for how often they use their surveillance powers.

The TTP concludes by asserting that new legislation must be introduced and passed so that Canadians become aware of the magnitude of contemporary telecommunications surveillance that policing organizations are involved in on a yearly basis.

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