Intelligence gathering is in a state of flux. Enabled by massive computing power, new modes of communications analysis now touch the lives of citizens around the globe – not just those considered suspicious or threatening. Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence reveals the profound shift to “big data" practices that security agencies have made in recent years, as the increasing volume of information challenges traditional ways of gathering intelligence. In this astute collection, leading academics, civil society experts, and regulators debate the pressing questions this trend raises about civil liberties, human rights, and privacy protection in Canada.
Introduction / David Lyon and David Murakami Wood
Part 1: Understanding Surveillance, Security, and Big Data
1 Collaborative Surveillance with Big Data Corporations: Interviews with Edward Snowden and Mark Klein / Midori Ogasawara
2 On Denoting and Concealing in Surveillance Law / Christopher Prince
3 Big Data Against Terrorism / Stéphane Leman-Langlois
4 Algorithms as Suspecting Machines: Financial Surveillance for Security Intelligence / Anthony Amicelle and David Grondin
Part 2: Big Data Surveillance and Signals Intelligence in Canadian Security Organizations
5 From 1967 to 2017: The Communications Security Establishment’s Transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age / Bill Robinson
6 Pixies, Pop-Out Intelligence, and Sandbox Play: The New Analytic Model and National Security Surveillance in Canada / Scott Thompson and David Lyon
7 Limits to Secrecy: What Are the Communications Security Establishment’s Capabilities for Intercepting Canadians’ Internet Communications? / Andrew Clement
Part 3: Legal Challenges to Big Data Surveillance in Canada
8 Gleanings from the Security Intelligence Review Committee about the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s Bulk Data Holdings and the Bill C-59 “Solution” / Micheal Vonn
9 Bill C-59 and the Judicialization of Intelligence Collection / Craig Forcese
10 The Challenges Facing Canadian Police in Making Use of Big Data Analytics / Carrie B. Sanders and Janet Chan
Part 4: Resistance to Big Data Surveillance
11 Confronting Big Data: Popular Resistance to Government Surveillance in Canada since 2001 / Tim McSorley and Anne Dagenais Guertin
12 Protesting Bill C-51: Reflections on Connective Action against Big Data Surveillance / Jeffrey Monaghan and Valerie Steeves
Part 5: Policy and Technical Challenges of Big Data Surveillance
13 Horizontal Accountability and Signals Intelligence: Lessons Drawing from Annual Electronic Surveillance Reports / Christopher Parsons and Adam Molnar
14 Metadata – Both Shallow and Deep: The Fraught Key to Big Data Mass State Surveillance / Andrew Clement, Jillian Harkness, and George Raine
Afterword / Holly Porteous
This is a dark book, but one which should be read.
~Kurt Jensen, FORUM
Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence: The Canadian Case tackles some of the most pressing issues of our time — issues that can only be expected to grow in size and complexity…[it] is an essential and revealing examination of the tug-of-war between civil liberties and national security in our fast-moving digital age.
~Scott Costen, The Sidebar
This wide-ranging collection interrogates the intelligence-gathering practices of Canadian security agencies in the shift to "big data" surveillance methods. [This book]fills a need for literature on a topic where information about the Canadian context is relatively scarce.
~Erica Friesen, Queen's University, Canadian Law Library Review