(Read Bill Below) The Bill was tabled Wednesday night (Feb 8) in Parliament. The Interception of Communications Bill 2017 is intended to replace the existing Listening Devices Act. The Bill allows for the interception of all communications on public and private systems. Communications in the Bill are speech, music, sounds, visual images, any form of data, any apparatus or signal used to transmit the same, and anything transmitted by postal service. Via the Bill, our communications can be obtained with a warrant granted by a Judge for the Commissioner of Police or someone he designates. The Bill also gives the Minister the power to obtain our communications without a warrant. This provision in particular is one I believe can be subject to abuse.
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Please read it and make yourself aware of the details of this important piece of proposed legislation.