Safeguarding Online Freedoms and Privacy
The New Federation Party recognizes the critical importance of protecting the rights and freedoms of Canadians in the digital age. We are committed to ensuring that all citizens enjoy a safe, private, and open online environment. To achieve this, we propose "The Internet Bill of Rights."
We will safeguard Canadians' right to online privacy, ensuring that personal data is protected from unauthorized access and usage.
Freedom from Censorship:
The act will protect the freedom of Canadians to express their views online without unwarranted censorship, ensuring a robust marketplace of ideas.
Protection from Surveillance and AI:
We will take measures to protect citizens from invasive surveillance by spy agencies and misuse of AI technologies that infringe on personal freedoms.
Freedom from Monopoly Infringements:
The bill will address and prevent monopolistic practices that hinder fair competition, innovation, and consumer choice in the online space.
1. Online Privacy:
"The Internet Bill of Rights" will establish strong safeguards for online privacy. Personal data will be treated with the utmost care, and access to this information will require clear consent from individuals.
Canadians will have the right to know how their data is collected, used, and protected, ensuring full transparency in online practices.
2. Freedom from Censorship:
The act will protect the freedom of expression online. Censorship will only be permitted when it is legally justified and respects the fundamental rights and freedoms of Canadians.
Platforms and service providers will be encouraged to adopt transparent and consistent content moderation policies that respect the principles of free speech.
3. Protection from Surveillance and AI:
We will establish safeguards to protect Canadians from unwarranted surveillance by spy agencies and the misuse of AI technologies. Surveillance will only be permitted in cases of legitimate national security concerns, with proper oversight and accountability.
The bill will set clear limits on the use of AI in decision-making processes to prevent discrimination and violations of rights and freedoms.
4. Freedom from Monopoly Infringements:
We will address and prevent monopolistic practices that infringe on online freedom. Monopolies that stifle competition, innovation, and consumer choice will be subject to antitrust measures and regulations.
This policy aims to create a more open and competitive digital landscape, ensuring that all Canadians benefit from a thriving online marketplace now and into the future when new technologies will make this Act even more important.
"The Internet Bill of Rights" reflects our commitment to protecting the digital rights and freedoms of Canadians. By ensuring online privacy, freedom from censorship, protection from surveillance and AI, and freedom from monopoly infringements, we are working to create a more secure, open, and equitable online environment. The New Federation Party invites all Canadians to join us in this endeavor to safeguard the digital rights of our citizens.