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BCCLA files CSEC suit

By Tara Gostelow / CFJC tv
Published on April 2, 2014
The bad news is: CSEC may have been spying on you. The good news is: you could get paid for the alleged invasion of privacy. Any resident of Canada who has used a wireless device since 2001 could be getting some cash from the country’s national eavesdropping organization. That’s because the BC Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit alleging the Communications Security Establishment Canada breached the privacy rights of citizens, and it contends that Canadians deserve to be compensated for it. BCCLA’s executive director Josh Paterson says the point of the suit is to get the nation to wake up to what he calls the potentially unconstitutional activities of CSEC. CSEC maintains it hasn’t broken any laws, and the allegations have not been proven in court.