Saturday, December 10, 2005

A worthy effort

Good news for those wondering when Canada would have an active EFF-type organization: it's now getting publicity, and not a moment too soon:
Online Rights Canada, dedicated to protecting citizens from invasions of privacy, excessive surveillance and such, was launched Friday with support from the Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa and the U.S.-based Electronic Frontier Foundation...

The petition asks Canadian lawmakers to protect citizens' privacy rights when the new government convenes after the late-January election. Other important issues for ORC will include revisions to Canadian copyright law, access to information and freedom from censorship, the group says.
It's about time to have some serious pressure on behalf of the public against intrusion into important means of communication. Give ORC's site a look, and help out how you can.

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