If something like that were ever to become law, mine would be in an RFID blocking wallet
Not exactly, but that's how some are characterizing Bill C 30.
Holding up his BlackBerry, NDP digital critic Charlie Angus said the bill would undermine the privacy of average Canadians.
“Now, every single Canadian citizen is walking around with an electronic prisoner’s bracelet”
warrants are “generally granted for criminal investigations. Requiring a warrant would be problematic when police undertake non-criminal, general policing duties, such as contacting next-of-kin after a traffic accident or returning stolen property,” the records state.
University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist, who reviewed the records:
“You just can’t be serious. On one hand, we’d got Vic Toews screaming about child pornography cases and on the other hand, it’s pretty clear that one of their main justifications is that this has to do with non-emergency situations that aren’t even criminal situations. To say that you’re going to drop key privacy protections because you want to return a kid’s bike is just absurd,” Mr. Geist said.
The records also show that one of the cases flagged by the RCMP to help Public Safety build its case in favour of the bill, known as Operation Carole, involved images that did not meet the Criminal Code definition of child pornography. As a result, “production orders or search warrants could not be obtained,” the RCMP summary states.
“The point here is that you’re not supposed to get a warrant and access this information for content that isn’t even illegal. What they’re saying is, this is content that wasn’t illegal and so that was why they couldn’t get a warrant, so now they need to change the law on the mandatory basis to get that same information? That just invites fishing expeditions and other forays into personal information without proper justification,” said Mr. Geist.
It's kind of scary when you consider how much privacy we have given up, so quickly, as technology evolved.
An ID bracelet? For what purpose? I can't imagine Americans going for that.
Does it come in sea-foam green?..
I'd put in a word for you, probably bet it done..
Nearly had ID cards here a couple of elections ago.The party proposing them lost power.No bracelet-you aren't a citizen.Must be clearly visible at all times.Someone will do it somewhere.
I agree with valid identification requirements to do certain things like drive, vote, buy guns, travel on planes, apply for taxpayer funded benefits, etc etc. People who claim it's a violation of their rights or that they can't afford to have an ID are full of BS. Anyone who has a bank account or has a drivers license has to have an ID. The days of functioning in society without proof of who you are are gone.
Sounds like another stupid thing the jackass in the White House has thought up.
Don't worry, it's not an armband so it's OK.
They really should just tattoo a barcode on you all :)
Already been done in a way. All military people have their DNA recorded and on record.
Not happening to me - I'm special.