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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Author: David Christopher, @dchristopher_bc
PR guy, history grad and politics geek – from Ireland, now living in Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia. Tweets are my own, RTs are not endorsements.