Perhaps our existing security services can provide some guidance. CSIS, for example, has an act that both allows and restricts what it can do. It has to go to court, for instance, to intercept communications under warrant. It is subject to review agencies. All this together, serves as a necessary oversight so that our spies don’t go 'rogue.'
As an aside, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) have teamed up on the CIRA-Canadian Shield, a protected domain name system (DNS) service, that prevents Canadians from connecting to malicious websites that might infect their devices and steal their personal information. This is seen as even more necessary than normal, insofar as COVID-19 is opening the door to all kinds of malicious online actors, writes Phil Gurski. Image courtesy of Pixabay
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