Christopher Parsons, the managing director of the Citizen Lab’s Telecom Transparency Project at the Munk Centre for Global Affairs, says that given the top court’s ruling, he’s concerned about ISPs handing over subscriber information.
Before that happens, he says, some sort of judicial process is needed to ensure that Canadians’ personal information doesn’t get disclosed to government unless they get warrants.
Parsons also expressed worry about how expansive the government’s definition of terrorist propaganda will be, especially at what he calls the margins of political and artistic speech.
Given the extent online of what the government calls terrorist propaganda, there’s also a question about the staffing required to find and remove that content from the internet. Parsons noted the challenge the RCMP has getting the resources to take down the vast quantity of child pornography.