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Privacy Commissioner Slams BC Surveillance Program

Documents suggest BC Solicitors General and the RCMP have been misleading the public for years. "THERE'S NOTHING, in my view, to be alarmed about,” said Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham. He was speaking at February’s Reboot Privacy and Security Conference in Victoria, to 200 privacy experts, academics, and government and corporate executives from around North

By |2012-10-11T05:45:12+00:00March 4th, 2012|0 Comments

Hidden Surveillance

Not many people know that local Victoria, BC police and the RCMP have already begun building a massive public traffic surveillance system. And no one knows how they’re going to use it. The A News reporter and Nanaimo constable interwove: “amazing,” “blown away,” “overwhelming.” “This will revolutionize the way we police,” proclaimed Vancouver police in The

By |2012-10-11T05:45:33+00:00February 13th, 2012|0 Comments

For Your Own Good

(Originally published in Monday Magazine, June 10-16, 1999) * An irritated neighbour, worried sibling or angry landlord could set you up for a mental health check-up. After a visit from "the team", you could end up with fewer rights than a criminal. * * THEY don't want you to know that your neighbours, teachers and

By |2014-09-22T05:57:25+00:00June 10th, 1999|0 Comments

For Your Own Good

(Originally published in Monday Magazine, June 10, 1999.) * An irritated neighbour, worried sibling or angry landlord could set you up for a mental health check-up. After a visit from "the team", you could end up with fewer rights than a criminal. * * THEY don't want you to know that your neighbours, teachers and

By |2014-09-22T05:44:02+00:00June 10th, 1999|0 Comments
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