The Act paves the way for greater powers for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to undertake mass transfers of data from government departments. David Fraser, technology and privacy specialist at McInnes Cooper, said: 'There’s all kinds of mischief that can take place under the provisions.' He continued: 'Could a judge theoretically override solicitor-client privilege in one of these scenarios? Yes. Would it take place in secret? Absolutely.'
Unable to decrypt
The obvious solution is encrypting data so that the security forces cannot access it. For firms on the cloud this would mean that the service provider itself could not decrypt data that it holds even when warrants are issued. Source: Canadian Lawyer Magazine