Mapping The Canadian Government’s Telecommunications Surveillance

Mapping The Canadian Government’s Telecommunications Surveillance:


Canadian federal government agencies, like many government agencies around the world, often request user data from telecommunications agencies for the purpose of surveillance. With few regulations in place that force governments or corporations to explain how Canadians’ telecommunications information is accessed or processed, the Citizen Lab along with its’ partners, worked over the course of a year to compile and disseminate lawfully accessible data that showed how often, for what reasons, and on what legal grounds telecommunications companies in Canada provided their subscribers’ data to state agencies.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a series of Counter-Surveillance Success Stories and my work over the past year’s been recognized in the stories. It’s really exceptional the excellent work that people are doing all around the world – you should check them all out!