Feds halt airport snooping program

A controversial program that would allow the Canadian Border Services Agency to eavesdrop on conversations in airports or at border crossings has been halted by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews due to accusations that it infringes on privacy rights, CTV News reported. The technology, which would allow for audio surveillance of travelers, has been called off until a privacy impact assessment can be done. The initiative involves state of the art cameras that include high-sensitivity microphones.

Published: Wednesday, 06/20/2012 12:00 am EDT

A controversial program that would allow the Canadian Border Services Agency to eavesdrop on conversations in airports or at border crossings has been halted by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews due to accusations that it infringes on privacy rights, CTV News reported. The technology, which would allow for audio surveillance of travelers, has been called off until a privacy impact assessment can be done. The initiative involves state of the art cameras that include high-sensitivity microphones.

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