Not-­so­-legitimate aims and other sorry tales of Canadian mass surveillance

September 13, 2014 - by Cynthia Khoo.

In joining the global movement against mass surveillance, Canadians face many challenges in terms of getting their own house in order. Many Canada’s surveillance policies and practices clearly violate the international human rights law, including the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance. This article outlines this fact, especially with regard to the principles of "legitimate aim," "competent judicial authority," and "proportionality."

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