Balancing individual rights and national security

Branka Marijan Featured, News

In his recent remarks at the Economic Club of Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS) director David Vigneault indicated that new national security threats are keeping the country’s spies awake at night. While Vigneault acknowledged that terrorism is still a concern, he said that “foreign interference and espionage” are the “greatest threat to our prosperity and national interest.” Vigneault characterized …

Police use of surveillance technology and “predictive” policing

Branka Marijan Featured, News

Recent reports by the Canadian media, such as The Globe and Mail, have called attention to police use of “stingray” cellphone surveillance, also referred to as International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers. The technology essentially mimics a cellphone tower and forces cellphones within its range to connect to it. It then collects data from these cellphones, such as outgoing calls, …