MacKay defends cyberbullying bill's reach, denies undue erosion of privacy - Macleans.ca
 

MacKay defends cyberbullying bill’s reach, denies undue erosion of privacy


 

OTTAWA – The federal justice minister denies the government’s new cyberbullying bill will do an end-run around legitimate Internet privacy protections.

MacKay stresses that permission of a judge will be needed to exercise the new police powers in the legislation.

The bill makes it illegal to distribute “intimate images” without consent and easier to get such pictures removed from the Internet.

But the legislation also updates production orders and warrants to mesh with today’s advanced telecommunications world.

It would also give police new tools to track and trace telecommunications to determine their origin or destination.

However, the government insists none of the updates of investigative powers would allow access to data or subscriber information without prior judicial approval.


 

MacKay defends cyberbullying bill’s reach, denies undue erosion of privacy

  1. Perhaps better parenting could have prevented the deaths of a few kids and certainly the need for a specific law that will be difficult to enforce.Why do parents give their kids Carte Blanche with phone, tablets and laptops? Why do kids use Facebook and Twitter if some one is saying something they don’t like or accept? Why not simply stop going there? Is there an underlying problem with the kids that can’t or won’t quit the social media game? Maybe we could have saved some lives and some money by slapping a few parental faces and telling them to wake up and take away or monitor the devices much more closely.

  2. I’m all for TAKING DOWN THE TROLLS……as long as we don’t use any new laws to go fishing for unrelated things on the net.For example if they are TROLL HUNTING and they see a conversation about weed or some other unrelated thing I expect the judge to throw out any charges based on reaching by the Police.
    On another note after being in the Psychology field for 26 years I have a vaccine for young girls that cost nothing but it has BIG side effects on the young girls.To all fathers out there……. if you don’t want your daughter stripping for TROLLS on her bedroom cam then monitor her use ! MOST IMPORTANTLY spend time with her on walks,play board games with your daughter,take her out to the show and other camping activities.Girls that get dad’s ( attention-regularly) are immune to the TROLLS.Girls that are starved for male attention are bait for the TROLLS.