Digital ID, Surveillance, and the Value of Privacy – Part One

Information technologies with data-tracking and/or user-profiling capabilities generate significant privacy concerns. Proposals for Canadian digital identification frameworks often make accommodations for those frameworks to have data-tracking and user-profiling capabilities and do, therefore, generate privacy concerns. Furthermore, technologies with such capabilities may generate additional concerns surrounding freedom, mobility, security, equality, access, autonomy, consent, and human dignity. These concerns sometimes engage the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to which Canadians should appeal in any contest between privacy rights and government intrusions into properly private spheres of human life.

Read the report – Part one