New BCCLA Reports on Lawful Access and Genetic Technology

January 20, 2012

A new report from the BC Civil Liberties Association explores issues of lawful access in our increasingly surveillance-oriented culture.

Moving Toward a Surveillance Society – Proposals to Expand “Lawful Access” in Canada by Philippa Lawson asserts that proposed modernizations to law enforcement legislation are problematic to individuals’ privacy and actually lower evidentiary standards.

A second report, Eugene Oscapella’s Genetic Privacy and Discrimination: An Overview of Selected Major Issues delves into issues such as the role of DNA in criminal investigations, individual privacy vs. public health, and genetic testing in employment and insurance matters.

Both reports were supported through grants from the Law Foundation of BC.

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