Liberals want to know if you’re worried about privacy invasion

Round table talk this Saturday at St. Andrew's United

If you’re concerned about being spied on and snooped on, online, the local Liberals want to hear from you.

The Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission riding association is hosting a roundtable talk on the topic this Saturday, 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church on Dewdney Trunk Road and 222nd Street in Maple Ridge.

The federal government could change its legislation after encountering a firestorm of opposition to its three bills that would have made it easier for police to snoop on people.

Under Bill C-30, police would have been able to get customers’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, IP addresses and electronic serial numbers, without getting a warrant and without a crime having been committed. The actual interception of e-mails would have still required a warrant.

Brian Rice of the Liberal riding association said people are also concerned about Bill C-11 regarding tighter copyright rules.

But Rice suspects that most people may want to talk about possible fraud in the 2011 election after controversy erupted in the last few weeks.