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A proposed class-action filed this week in federal court by the BC Civil Liberties Association group seeks “payment or other remedies” for anyone who used a mobile device such as a cellphone, laptop or tablet over the past 13 years “for potentially having their privacy rights violated,” Postmedia News reports. The suit, which targets Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), claims CSEC “has been violating the constitutional rights of millions of Canadians,” the report states. “It's certainly a large class of people, that's for sure, but we also can't be entirely sure who in Canada, which specific people have been targeted by this kind of electronic spying," said Josh Paterson, the association’s executive director. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post reports on the U.S. “prodding Ottawa and some provinces to overhaul their privacy laws and allow Canadians’ personal data to be hosted on U.S. servers.”
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