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RCMP use of spyware warrants update to Canada's privacy laws, MPs say

11 days ago   |   By Politico

OTTAWA, Ont. - Canada should update its privacy laws in the wake of revelations that the country's national police force uses spyware to hack mobile devices, a parliamentary committee says. The House of Commons ethics committee is recommending the federal government require privacy assessments for the use of “high-risk technological tools” that collect personal data, according to a report tabled Wednesday. The report, which received all-party support, also says Ottawa should make a list of banned spyware vendors and set “clear rules on export controls over surveillance technologies.”...
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