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Most Canadians feel strongly about their right to privacy online, but a new poll shows the vast majority are willing to grant police new powers to track suspects in the digital realm — so long as the courts oversee the cops.

Source: CBC

Date: November 17th, 2016

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/investigates/police-power-privacy-poll-1.3854186

Discussion

1) In the US, leaks by a whistleblower, Edward Snowden, about the extent of government snooping significantly changed the public’s attitude toward government surveillance. What sort of event might significant change the Canadian public’s mind on this matter?

2) Why don’t more people use simple digital encryption products to protect their privacy?

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