In an announcement made by the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), it has revealed to have gone to court again against a federal government agency, CSEC, over privacy rights and spying. Previously, the association challenged the constitutionality of collecting texts, emails and phone calls from cell phones.
The new suit, filed on behalf of Association president, Lindsay Lyster, against Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), aims to provide a remedy if the first suit is successful. According to a member of the association Josh Patterson, “it’s a pretty big ballpark; it’s going to take a long time. This whole process is something that could take some years. But it’s really important that we do it because the government has been expanding its electronic spying capacity and the law hasn’t kept up and that’s what these lawsuits are about.”