Viral campaign fights Canadian "online spying" legislation
All summer long, a Vancouver-based group of open-Internet activists has been raising concerns about "lawful access" legislation expected to be pushed through Parliament this fall.
Now, OpenMedia.ca is hoping a set of viral videos will galvanize the public to speak out against the Conservative government's reforms.
According to the group, the proposed electronic-surveillance laws would essentially allow federal authorities to spy on your online activities without a warrant.
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.
So far, the petition has been signed more than 53,000 times.