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Privacy at Risk?

March 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, Faculty of Law


Privacy at Risk?
The NSA and CSEC, its Canadian Surveillance Partner

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
4:00 – 5:30
Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent
Room EM 001

Revelations by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden have drawn much needed attention to the involvement of governments, including the government of Canada, in internet spying. Recent focus has been place on the role that the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC), an organization of which few Canadians are aware, plays in such surveillance, including spying on Canadians at airports using free Wi-Fi. What are the legal limits of this surveillance? What rights are impacted by the government when they engage in this activity? Experts from the Faculty of Law and the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Glob al Affairs will address what we know about what is happening, what laws apply, and what should concern us about the implications of this activity by governments around the world and in Canada.


Lisa Austin, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Kent Roach, Professor and Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law
Hamish Stewart, Professor, Faculty of Law
Christopher Parsons, Post-doctoral Fellow, Citizens Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs
Simon Stern, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Centre for Innovation Law & Policy, Faculty of Law


March 12, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm