Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

By Michael Geist
Book Description

Years of surveillance-related leaks from US whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled an international debate on privacy, spying, and Internet surveillance. Much of the focus has centered on the role of the US National Security Agency, yet there is an important Canadian side to the story. The Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian counterpart to the NSA, has played an active role in surveillance activities both at home and abroad, raising a host of challenging legal and policy questions.

With contributions by leading experts in the field, Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era is the right book at the right time: From the effectiveness of accountability and oversight programs to the legal issues raised by metadata collection to the privacy challenges surrounding new technologies, this book explores current issues torn from the headlines with a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Available in print from University of Ottawa Press

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Understanding Surveillance
    • I Canadian Internet “Boomerang” Traffic and Mass NSASurveillance: Responding to Privacy and NetworkSovereignty Challenges
    • II Forgotten Surveillance: Covert Human IntelligenceSources in Canada in a Post-9/11 World
  • Part II: Legal Issues
    • III Foreign Intelligence in an Inter-Networked World:Time for a Re-Evaluation
    • IV Lawful Illegality: What Snowden Has Taught Usabout the Legal Infrastructure of the Surveillance State
    • V Law, Logarithms, and Liberties: Legal Issues Arisingfrom CSE’s Metadata Collection Initiatives
  • Part III: Reforms and Accountability
    • VI Permanent Accountability Gaps and Partial Remedies
    • VII The Failure of Official Accountability and the Riseof Guerrilla Accountability
    • VIII Why Watching the Watchers Isn’t Enough: CanadianSurveillance Law in the Post-Snowden Era
    • IX Stuck on the Agenda: Drawing Lessons fromthe Stagnation of “Lawful Access” Legislation in Canada
  • About the Contributors
  • Law, Technology and Media Collection
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