Updating the Spirit of Privacy Law in Face of New Technology05 Nov 2014
We will update the Criminal Code to ensure that use of newer and/or untested technological means to accomplish something that would be a privacy violation if a person physically did it themselves is also illegal (such as using a drone to commit voyeurism). An act that would have otherwise been legal or illegal using more conventional methods will be treated accordingly as having accomplished the act with conventional means.
The following policies have been approved by the Political Council and will be sent to the membership to be voted on:
-We will update the Criminal Code to ensure that use of newer and/or untested technological means cannot be used to circumvent the spirit of privacy laws. For example, voyeurism assisted by a drone would be treated the same as if done in person.
-An act that would have been legal or illegal using modern methods will be treated accordingly as if it were accomplished with conventional means.