Friday, June 5, 2015

The Governance of Telecommunications Surveillance: How Opaque and Unaccountable Practices and Policies Threaten Canadians
"The Telecom Transparency Project investigates how telecommunications data is monitored, collected, and analyzed for commercial, state security, and intelligence purposes.  The Project is associated with the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto....

Core to the Telecom Transparency Project's work is interrogating the practices of telecommunications service providers (e.g., AT&T, Vodafone, and Bell Canada) that route data traffic between communicating parties and the mechanisms that third parties use to access the digital information that is endlessly flowing through telecommunications service providers' networks.  Rendering telecommunications processes transparent will help citizens, politicians, and businesses understand how private or public, and how secure or vulnerable, their communications are to service provider-linked communications interferences and data disclosure."

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