Peter MacKay’s CANADA’S Privacy Deficit Turned These Lives Upside Down
Recently we’ve seen a number of disturbing stories come to light that underline just how important this campaign is. It can sometimes be difficult for everyday Canadians to see privacy as an issue that impacts their everyday lives — when in fact the human consequences of privacy breaches can be immense.
Here are just a few concrete examples of Canadians who’ve had their lives turned totally upside down because of this government’s privacy deficit.
No mention of omnibus Bill C-31 implementation of FATCA in Canada, erasing privacy rights for *US Persons in Canada* as their Canadian “foreign financial institutions” and the Canada Revenue Agency become arms of the U.S. IRS to turn over their private financial information to a foreign country.
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The “large lump” must go:
Wait until this happens –
You’re pulled over in Florida, and the poorly paid local cop see your financial details in the cop car and hits you with a big fine because he knows you have money in the bank.
Or you denied entry into the US because you’re skint because the US border guard can see you’ve been collecting unemployment in Canada and suspects you’ve come to the US to work. Why because in future the US moved the FATCA goal posts and Canadian banks start sending the IRS all transactional data as well.
Or you denied entry because the transactional data shows you donated money to some religious organisation and suspects you may be a terrorist.
It goes on and on. FATCA is 90% data collection and only 10% about taxes.