Reality TV at the border – BCCLA to launch public callout for travellers filmed without consent at border

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Vancouver – The B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. to make a public call for individuals who have been filmed for Canada Border Services Agency’s reality TV show without their permission. The BCCLA intends to file a privacy complaint against the CBSA for filming travellers at the border for entertainment purposes without their free and informed consent.

The BCCLA, in cooperation with the Cancel Border Security Coalition, will also launch a web-based legal Consent Refusal Form. This form will allow travellers to object to having their personal information gathered by CBSA and private TV producers and broadcasters including Force Four Entertainment and Shaw Media in order to make a reality TV show.

What: Press conference to publicly call for travellers whose privacy rights may have been violated by Canada Border Services Agency
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Where: 900 Helmcken Street, Vancouver B.C., 2nd Floor
Who: BCCLA and allied organizations