Canadian Security Magazine

Fewer requests for electronic surveillance

By Staff   

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Data from the Department of Public Safety's annual report on the use of electronic surveillance in Canada shows a large drop in the number of applications from police to conduct electronic surveillance on citizens.

In 2015, peace officers asked for authorization to intercept and record private communications 66 times, down from 114 a year earlier.

Experts quoted in an article on the CBC News website have several theories regarding the drop in electronic surveillance requests.

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