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Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns

14 Oct , 2014  | by:

On October 20th, the Canadian House of Commons will vote on the cyberbullying bill (C-13), which is widely seen as controversial because of its privacy implications. The C-13 makes it illegal to post an “intimate image” of another person without that person’s consent. It also gives the police easier access to metadata from online service providers and phone companies, the provision that Canada’s Privacy Commissioner was particularly concerned about. The Bill gives immunity to companies that hand over information. With the support from the majority Conservatives, the bill is expected to pass.

You can read more about it here: Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns – Politics – CBC News.

 

Photo of the Canadian Parliament Made By Maria Azzurra Mugnai

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