Freedom of Expression

Abduljalil al-Singace shortlisted for Freedom of Expression 2016 Awards

By Georgia Hussey, 21 March 2016 Blogger and human rights activist Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace has been in prison in Bahrain since 2010. He was arrested at Bahrain International Airport after returning from London, where he had been testifying to the House of Lords about Bahrain’s human rights practices. A security official stated that Al-Singace had

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How to protect your privacy now that CISA is law

The government can know everything about you that it is possible to know, before you choose to have that information known. And because knowledge is power, that means they have significant power over you… far more than was ever given to them by any democratic means. It’s power they simply took, and that should piss you off.

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Canada needs stronger data protection laws now

The recent revelation by the CBC that the personal online browsing habits of holders of the ironically-named TD Canada Trust Visa could be recorded by the bank, including Google searches, videos watched, social media activity, and nearly everything else, demonstrates that the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which is supposed to be

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Has the chill on free speech begun to lift in Canada?

Under Stephen Harper, left-leaning charities were often intimidated into silence by the CRA, harming all Canadians. Justin Trudeau seems to want to reverse that trend. In his mandate letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a laundry list of things he wants his new cabinet to accomplish. It’s worth a read,

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