You are being watched

“Alarms have been raised over Bill C-30, a law that would allow police to monitor Canadians’ Internet and e-mails. However, privacy analysts warn the horse has already left the barn: We are all being watched.

“The Stasi would have loved the kind of technology and the amount of information we have in these days. It’s certainly a concern,” says David Murakami Wood, Canada Research Chair in Surveillance Studies at Queens University. Murakami Wood said while we aren’t in a government-led Big Brother surveillance society yet, the potential is there, and there is a lack of awareness about how often we are observed and tracked.”