In Lawful Access – Consultation Document, the Canadian government outlined and invited comments on proposed law reforms regarding the interception, search and seizure of modern communications. The proposed reforms are intended to comply with the requirements of the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber-Crime, an international treaty regarding the investigation and prosecution of computer and Internet-based crime and crime involving electronic evidence. In open letters, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario have argued that the proposals would subject Canadians’ use of the Internet and electronic communications to unprecedented and unjustified scrutiny.

type Canadian Cyber-Crime Reforms