May 7, 2014
Proposed Legislation Bill C-13
The proposed legislation of Bill C-13 the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act proposes updates to investigate tools that would enable police to respond more effectively to crimes using modern technology. If passed, Bill C-13 will provide public officers and peace officers the ability to request, obtain, and use data that has been voluntarily provided to them by telecommunications companies. Officer’s who may obtain this information can be tax agents, sheriffs, justices of the peace, and CSIS agents just to name a few.
The bill will also enact strict rules for cyber bulling as this is currently a serious issue on the minds of Canadians. Most recently, in the news Canadian student Amanda Todd took her life as she was a victim of cyber bullying. Amanda Todd’s story, and others like it, prompted the Canadian government to propose this legislation that would make it a criminal offence to distribute intimate images without the consent of the person shown.
Bill C-13 is still pending.