Thought I’d highlight a comment made by one of my friends, Bill, who I would tend to categorize as being part of that coveted group of Canadian voters who are non-partisan, and up for grabs.
The comment came from a post below on the CPC’s challenges with confidential information, and he says:
Privacy issues are huge, and only getting huge-er. Increasingly, Canadians want two things: access to more information, and more security for information they already have. The two goals, obviously, conflict.
The gov't that speaks tech will be the gov't to back in the long run.
This ties in with an email discussion thread we had that touched on some of the ham-fisted
government attempts to create some sort of regulation of the net, if only to try and curb it’s more nefarious uses. As you can tell from the articles, the only parties who look good on this one are those who have nothing to offer.
You wouldn’t think that this is such a difficult task, but apparently it is.
As a suggestion, anyone working on draft legislation for regulation of the internet might want to consider at least consulting with experts, or at least running it by people who spend a lot of time using the internet for information retrieval/dissemination.