Privacy is an important part of personal protection. That’s why it’s protected in the UDHR and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Without the ability to speak anonymously, free speech isn’t actually possible.
Even if corporations and governments are not going to respect our privacy, there are tools we can use to protect ourselves when we use the Internet. And if they actually pass Bill C-51 we will certainly need to use tools like TOR even more than we do now.
One of the best tools out there is the excellent TOR, not to be confused with the science fiction publishing imprint, the TOR I’m talking about is “The Onion Router.” Here’s a video they’ve recently released that does a nice job of explaining how it works and why we should use it. I am pleased to present it in both of Canada’s official languages: