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Investigative Capabilities in a Digital World - My Responses

A thread on reddit pointed to Canada's consultation on what sort of legislative framework they should create to facilitate investigations in the digital world.Many of the questions are leading and borderline deceptive in their phrasing, but if we're being charitable, this is a good opportunity to inform policy makers. To that end, these are my responses:How can the Government address challenges to law enforcement and national security investigations posed by the evolving technological landscape in a manner that is consistent with Canadian values, including respect for privacy, provision of security and the protection of economic interests?Evidence-based policy suggest you first demonstrate the actual need for such respective legislative changes, and further, that the proposed changes actually solve the problems they are intended to solve. Impartial third-party studies should be required for any proposed measures. As a computer scientist with some expertise in computer security…