Canada’s OPP Backing Proposed Bill C-30
According to the news from caledoncitizen.com dated February 23, 2012, OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) has fully endorsed the Bill C-30 or "Investigating and Preventing Electronic Communications Act," which's marred with controversy.
The Internet-surveillance legislation under proposal, says Police, is much on people's mind lately while it draws the attention of both social and general media that have been giving their opinion regarding the matter so citizens may be informed about the importance of the legislation for ensuring their security and safety.
Observably, when fresh technologies emerge they let traditional offences to be carried out via fresh methods while new types of crimes get executed like Internet fraud, identity theft, money laundering, phishing, spam, hacking as well as PC-viruses, worms, trojans and spying software used illegally.
Actually, the earlier obsolete legislative proposal of Canada was enforced during 1975 when rotary-dial telephone was introduced. Presently, there's the immediate need for modernizing existing legislative proposals so they'll have considerable sophistication in communications methodologies, while its absence will put police's investigation procedure to challenge and public safety in impairment.
Another matter of fact is that the bill's appeal increased whilst the well-known hacker cabal Anonymous joined in a sequentially-launched online-assaults on agencies of law enforcement and large business enterprises in addition to maintain target on the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. Some hacktivists who were associated with the rather unorganized cabal infiltrated the Association's Internet site. Anonymous members spread the scare that they'd attack Vic Toews the Public Safety Minister of the federation regarding the proposed act of the Harper government. The association comprising key officers in police backs the controversial act.
Indeed, authorities remark that Anonymous' assault very lucidly shows to Canadians what all kinds of cyber-crimes are propagating countrywide, and the necessity for passing the bill.
Meanwhile, alongside support, the bill is also being criticized. A few privacy advocates and media outlets are making it appear as having quite a different purpose as also inappropriate officials it's likely to designate to the police department.
Nonetheless, police emphasized that the bill's purpose wasn't of infringing upon Canadians' rights rather ensuring them a secured place for online-surfing.
Related article: Canada - A Major Stimulator of Spam, Says Cisco
» SPAMfighter News - 06-03-2012