Episode 192: Kate Robertson on the Privacy, Expression and Affordability Risks in Bill C-26

February 12, 2024 00:36:56
Episode 192: Kate Robertson on the Privacy, Expression and Affordability Risks in Bill C-26
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Episode 192: Kate Robertson on the Privacy, Expression and Affordability Risks in Bill C-26

Feb 12 2024 | 00:36:56

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Show Notes

Bill C-26, alternately described as a cyber-security, critical infrastructure or telecom bill, remains largely below the radar screen despite its serious implications for privacy, expression, and affordable network access. The bill is currently being studied at a House of Commons committee that seems more interested in partisan political gamesmanship rather than substantive hearings. Kate Robertson is lawyer and senior research associate at the Citizen Lab in the Munk School at the University of Toronto who is a former criminal counsel and the co-author of one of the most extensive Bill C-26 committee submissions. She appeared last week at the committee studying the bill, but with limited opportunity to engage on the issues, she joins the Law Bytes podcast to talk about the bill, the concerns it raises, and some of the potential fixes.

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