Sgt_Kickaxe - 6:39 pm on Feb 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
While it may be noble of government to insist public companies protect our privacy the truth is that government will undoubtedly take this opportunity to grant themselves more wide reaching monitoring powers.
If ANY "spying" is allowed, by anyone, without a warrant we will be no better off.
...based on a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights being unveiled tomorrow
We already have rights, this new bill cannot over-ride existing rights unless we don't speak up. You will want to read that new consumer privacy bill for any sign that spying is being approved without warrant(by a judge, cause being criminal). If Canada's version of this bill is any indication big brother just wants to watch everyone when and how they see fit. Also, Canada disguised this change by veiling it under an "anti-child predator" act and the U.S. may very well be doing it under a "protect your privacy from everyone else but us" guise. I wonder if gov will restore my faith or destroy it further tomorrow.