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Photo © BigStockPhoto/Martin Muránsky >> SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY Privacy and Security by Design By Ann Cavoukian and Michelle Chibba A privacy framework is central to designing and implementing a modern surveillance program. urveillance is growing, especially as governments consider the implications of recent terrorism-related developments in North America. Some 20 years ago, Supreme Court of Canada Justice Gerard La Forest commented on the potential to use technology to track every movement in public for indefinite periods as “an unthinkable prospect in a free and open society such as ours.” Unthinkable as it may have been, the prospect of such a system is no longer only the stuff of science fiction. Governments now have access to precise and affordable recording S OCTOBER 2013 GPG_October_2013.indd 23 23 10/9/13 4:25 PM