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Months of surveillance-related leaks from U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled an international debate over privacy, spying, and Internet surveillance. Much of the focus has centered on the role of the U.S. National Security Agency, yet there is an important Canadian side to the story. The Communications Security Establishment Canada, the Canadian counterpart to the NSA, has played an active role in surveillance activities both at home and abroad, raising a host of legal and policy questions that have gone largely ignored.

From the effectiveness of accountability and oversight programs to the legal issues raised by metadata collection to the privacy challenges surrounding new technologies, this book explores cutting-edge issues torn from the headlines with a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I: Understanding Surveillance
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. I. Canadian Internet “Boomerang” Traffic and Mass NSA Surveillance: Responding to Privacy and Network Sovereignty Challenges
  2. Andrew Clement, Jonathan A. Obar
  3. pp. 13-44
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  1. II. Forgotten Surveillance: Covert Human Intelligence Sources in Canada in a Post-9/11 World
  2. Steve Hewitt
  3. pp. 45-68
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  1. Part II: Legal Issues
  2. pp. 69-70
  1. III. Foreign Intelligence in an Inter-Networked World: Time for a Re-Evaluation
  2. Tamir Israel
  3. pp. 71-102
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  1. IV. Lawful Illegality: What Snowden Has Taught Us about the Legal Infrastructure of the Surveillance State
  2. Lisa M. Austin
  3. pp. 103-126
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  1. V. Law, Logarithms, and Liberties: Legal Issues Arising from CSE’s Metadata Collection Initiatives
  2. Craig Forcese
  3. pp. 127-160
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  1. Part III: Reforms and Accountability
  2. pp. 161-162
  1. VI. Permanent Accountability Gaps and Partial Remedies
  2. Kent Roach
  3. pp. 163-204
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  1. VII. The Failure of Official Accountability and the Rise of Guerrilla Accountability
  2. Reg Whitaker
  3. pp. 205-224
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  1. VIII. Why Watching the Watchers Isn’t Enough: Canadian Surveillance Law in the Post-Snowden Era
  2. Michael Geist
  3. pp. 225-256
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  1. IX. Stuck on the Agenda: Drawing Lessons from the Stagnation of “Lawful Access” Legislation in Canada
  2. Christopher Parsons
  3. pp. 257-284
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 285-288
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  1. About the Series, Other Works in the Series
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