The Government of Canada is currently conducting consultations on Lawful Access and National Security – including powers and tools introduced in the former Bill C-51. You can view the government’s consultation document here.
Key issues for Canada’s technology industry include (see pg. 18 of the consultation document):
- Law enforcement access to basic subscriber information
- Legality of law enforcement communication intercepts
- Encryptionand potential legal procedures to require decryption
- Data retention and storage of telecommunications information – including operations beyond the reach of Canadian law.
ITAC will be hosting an ITAC Member in-person consultation or via teleconference session with officials from the Departments of Public Safety, Justice, and Innovation Science and Economic Development in Ottawa on November 1st from 11:00-12:30.
To attend this consultation session, in-person or via teleconference, please register here.
ITAC will be submitting a formal response on behalf of Canada’s ICT industry before the December 1st deadline. If you or a member of organization would be interested in participating, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also submit an independent response through the consultation website here.