Canada wants to lower encryption standards, put in backdoors, force keeping of arbitrary user data, so it would be easier for foreign governments and exploiters to take advantage of Canadians, steal their personal information, emails which may include financial records, and other private and personal information enough to steal identities. We have until December 15 to tell them that this is a BAD IDEA! (link to Canada's Online Consultation at the bottom) Motivation: They think it is a matter of National Security that they be given easy access to the above information, but they forget that it is a National Cyber Security risk, for that information to be easily available. My suggestion was that Canada needs a Cyber Security task force, with high end GPU or ASIC hardware for password cracking, this will give them all the access they need to whatever they want. Human minds aren't very good at remembering passwords, so they might just forget when interrogated. On the other hand 80+% of people have weak passwords,, so should be easy to crack. https://blog.dashlane.com/study-reveals-extremes-people-go-online-protec tion/ Also there should be a "building code" for cyber security, minimum standards before any sensitive user data is allowed to be kept. Because there are over 70 thousand hacked servers available cheap online, some of them government and otherwise https://securelist.com/blog/research/75027/xdedic-the-shady-world-of-hac ked-servers-for-sale/ Basic Subscriber Info ( name, address, telephone number and email address) can be enough to get into many accounts, and with a few other pieces (which may be stored alongside) would be sufficient to steal an identity. For example once a criminal has that basic information, It only takes 6 seconds for a criminal to get accurate credit card information and security code of a target: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/02/hacked-just-six-seconds-crimi nals-need-moments-guess-card-number/ Encryption is essential for securing everyday interactions on the internet. For instance Hillary Clinton didn't encrypt her email exchanges, and largely because of it lost the election and almost went to prison. Internet exploiters are getting increasingly more sophisticated and even took down the East Coast recently, https://www.wired.com/2016/10/internet-outage-ddos-dns-dyn/ So having good Cyber Security is essential, weakening it to make it easier to spy on people is a VERY BAD IDEA. Canada's Online Consultation: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cnslttns/ntnl-scrt/thm09-en.aspx I'm also planning on scheduling a meeting with my MP about this, I recommend you at least write to them.