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Surveillance, intelligence and civil liberties in Canada - Tim McSorley - Surveillance Studies Centre Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D411
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Tim McSorley (National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group)

Surveillance, intelligence and civil liberties in Canada

Fears over mass surveillance have been growing worldwide over the past decade, so worries about its impact hardly seem new. Recent developments in Canada, though, are raising concerns that our privacy and personal data are even less safe than we once believed. At the same time, Canadian security agencies are pushing for greater spying powers and increased intelligence sharing, arguing that their quest for data is for our own safety. Mass surveillance, though, poses a significant threat to our privacy, to free expression and to those working for a more equal, just ...society. From ODAC to SCISA, from No Fly Lists to Five Eyes, this seminar and discussion will explore the current and evolving challenges posed by mass surveillance in Canada, what concerns are on the horizon, and what we can do to ensure that surveillance and national security don’t supersede fundamental freedoms.

Grad Students are also invited to join Tim McSorley for an informal discussion in Mac Corry Room C512 from 10.30 to 11.30 before his seminar.

McSorley is the National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group. He has previously worked as an editor with the Media Coop news portal and The Dominion magazine, and as coordinator for the Voices-Voix Coalition.

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