Police Investigations vs Personal Privacy
Original Air Date:
Friday, October 26, 2012
Police can now access more personal information when people are reported missing, even when crime isn't suspected.
Critics say the new law goes too far and puts our privacy at risk.
How much more access do police have to personal information? Can it be the difference between life and death in missing persons cases?
Joining us to debate policing and privacy, Const. Jim Gurney with the Missing Persons Unit of the Edmonton Police Service; Brian Seaman, Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre; Carolyn Greene, Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Athabasca University.