Standing up for informational privacy and evidence-based criminal law

In Rights by poladmin

This week, CCLA is appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada to defend robust protection of informational privacy and to highlight the need for criminal law based on sound evidence — not speculation and stigma.
The case, Ndhlovu v The Queen, is a constitutional challenge to provisions that require mandatory registration and lifetime reporting under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA). In 2011, judges were stripped of their discretion to decide whether requiring someone to register and report is unnecessary, in situations where the individual poses little risk of reoffending. Moreover, individuals are automatically subject to lifetime SOIRA registration if

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