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CBC/Toronto Star Poll: Canadian attitudes towards digital privacy and law enforcement

November 21, 2016

By David Coletto

Abacus Data conducted a national survey for the Toronto Star and CBC News in October and November.  The results were released last week as part of a 5-part series on digital privacy and law enforcement.

Overall, the survey finds that Canadians are generally split on whether law enforcement agencies should have greater powers to access personal digital data, but support jumps substantially when we include the condition of judicial oversight.

The coverage of the poll is available below:

CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/investigates/police-power-privacy-poll-1.385418

Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/17/canadians-support-police-calls-for-more-digital-powers-with-a-catch-toronto-starcbc-poll.html

You can download the full report here: http://abacusdata.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Digital-Privacy-FULL_INCLUDINGNEWDATA.pdf


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