Petition against Internet surveillance bill tops 90,000 signatures
Tens of thousands of people have expressed opposition to the Conservative government's Internet surveillance legislation.
The controversial Bill C-30, which would require ISPs to give up customer data to authorities without a warrant, was introduced in the House of Commons on Tuesday (February 14).
At time of writing, an online petition titled "Stop Online Spying" had been signed 90,984 times.
The petition—addressed to Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews—states:
We oppose mandatory Internet surveillance. This scheme is poorly thought out, costly, and will leave our personal information less secure. Unchecked mass surveillance is a breach of our fundamental right to privacy.
OpenMedia.ca, a Vancouver-based Internet advocacy group, posted the petition.