What Bill C-30 changes in law is that ISPs must upon police request hand over pertinent information about suspected criminals utilizing their internet connection for committing crimes (think pedophiles), and/or being used as a communication tool in the process of committing crimes (think money launderers chatting online), without requiring a warrant. The Vancouver Police deputy chief said this, which shows how far down the rabbit hole we already are with past technology:
However, under "exigent circumstances," police can, for example, tap someone's phone line immediately without a warrant, and report it to a judge later, said [VP Depity Chief] Lemcke.So there is the fact that this sort of law already exists with past mass-communication technology, such as phone lines. Think about that.
Here's an important part to remember as well: police already have the ability to request this information without a warrant. The difference is that ISPs do not have to give it to them if they do not want to, and can ask for a warrant. But the likelihood is that most ISPs freely give police the information anyways, because there isn't a real reason for them to withhold it.
In other words, this bill simply takes away the voluntary aspect of ISPs doling out information about you.
What Bill C-30 does not do is give police the ability to monitor our activities online without a warrant. In no way, whatsoever, does the bill allow this. That is a fact. So get over it.
Instead the bill will force ISPs to update all their infrastructure and technology so when the police come a-knockin', they can give the info to them faster.
Know what that means? It means higher costs to us, the consumers. Fantastic
And therein lies the problem. While it may streamline things a bit, it isn't really needed. We're already spied on, my concern is why I need to pay for it.