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About Facebook, CAP, and violation of Canadian privacy laws

 

This note was part of an email from the Canadian Action Party, in response to a question posed to them.  Americans should take note of this also.  As we have advised you in the past, google, gmail, facebook, myspace and other sites of this nature, routinely data mine all of your info and sell it to any of the 15 spy agencies working for the federal government, including Homeland Security.  We thought you might find this email interesting.

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The commissioner has ruled amongst other things that facebook has violated our Canadian laws. You should be able to google that judgement.

 

The Patriot Act gives the US Government access to any data stored on servers in the US if they so desire. There is no requirement to reveal to individuals that their data has been accessed. When the Government of BC decided to out source the medical records of British Colombians to a US firm there was a brief bruhaha  which quickly was relegated to the back pages. Reality is, if you are HIV + or have Hep C there is absolutely no guarantee that the US can not access your records and use them against you.

 

In fact the servers don’t have to be in the US, if the company operating them is US owned they must divulge info on request, again without even reporting the access/breach.

 

In Canada if the security of your private info is breached the company or organization that is breached must divulge. I have been advised by both CIBC Visa and Credential Direct (Brokers) when my private info was breached. They provided syrupy “we’re sorry” letters.

 

IT trade journals routinely report the risks to Canadians.

 

If you wish specific examples and have no luck with the Privacy Commissioner’s site let me know and I will email examples. I routinely hand the references out to my students advising them that they should be fully aware of the risks of using facebook, myspace, and especially gmail and google applications.

For information on the Canadian Action Party (CAP):

Constance Fogal   conniefogal@telus.net

 

Harper Shuts down Coordinated Access to Information Requests (CAIR)

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Apparently taking its cue’s from the Bush administration that has busied itself with reclassifying many formerly released documents under the Freedom of Information Act, fearful of American’s knowing too much about the corruption of our own government. Stephan Harper, Canada’s Advocate for the SPP and the NAU, has gone one step further. MP Harper shut the entire information center down!

CAIR is the counterpart to our FREEDOM OF Information Act.

What is it that these two governments are afraid for you to know? These are the actions of dictators.

Received May 8, 2008 from the Canadian Action Party and Connie Fogal:

Stephen Harper has just shut down the Coordinated Access to Information Requests system site. The CBC blog about it is overwhelmingly expressing alarm.  Here is a petition you can sign calling for CAIRS to be brought back http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/saveCAIRS/

Write a letter to your MP and MLA demanding that CAIRS be re-established.  It cost $50,000 a year to operate, a small price to pay for government transparency.  It provides invaluable information to organizations and researchers allowing them to see what the government has been doing behind closed doors.

Please sign the petition write a letter and call in to your local radio shows to raise this issue.  Forward this letter to your contacts ASAP.

Thanks

Dan Merchant

www.whatisthespp.com

If you think this can’t or won’t happen here in the States, think again. It’s happening already. An informed population is a danger to the government. An educated and informed population will no longer be tolerated.

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