Calgary police chair envisions Internet security centre

Ian Wilms, the chair of Calgary's police commission and president of the Canadian Association of Police Boards wants to set up an international Internet security centre in Alberta to monitor online child predators, hackers and terrorists. The idea is to bring police from around the world to a facility called CyberPol in Alberta where they could work with computer experts from the private sector. Wilms is looking for permission from the province to set up the centre; a bill that would allow him to proceed is currently before the Alberta legislature.

The centre would get its funding from a variety of police services but would be operated independently. Wilms said that way, the system would allow for more co-operation than if it was a government agency. "We need a private entity so that the private sector can come in and work with the law-enforcement agencies in a new kind of model of policing, which is what we have to go forward with. The current environment is not working today."

News source: CBC News

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it all just comes down to safety/control vs freedom, the government promises safety for more control and more control means less freedom... I know many of you will say you don't care if they track you because you don't do anything wrong but personally i would rather have the freedom in this area even if it means being more careful and checking up on my kids (when/if i have any). I also don't believe the power to track everyones private lives on the internet should be given to anyone, because in my opinion absolute power corrupts absolutely and the nature of the majority of humans is to be greedy and they may use the power for their needs, not to mention a government misusing it.
i just realize i may have gone off topic a bit, but i already wrote it so...

exactly, and it's getting more and more people like me angry for useless things like this.
it always come down with the same results, people cry and yell for injustice because nothing is beeing done. Always like that 99,9%

we need a new system for this planet before THEY finish introducing their new world order (btw WW1 boosted the process to impose the " Wrong World Order"), which is so ugly that no word can define it yet. no kidding

I'm a very open-minded, care and always wants the best for the people but how can you demonstrate that when you have to saythings people don't want to hear. The thruth shall set us free, what word don't you understand, I live in partial lie in my own life because of people denying when against their belief even if they feel it's wrong.

theres countless other police organizations watching child predators as for hackers its probably just to investigate hackers that hack big companeis or governments which would be investigated anyways which means John and Jane Doe arent gonna have the police investigating the 1337 h4x0r that stole their credit card therefore its not really police but more like RCMP (Canadian version of FBI).

black_death said,
theres countless other police organizations watching child predators as for hackers its probably just to investigate hackers that hack big companeis or governments which would be investigated anyways which means John and Jane Doe arent gonna have the police investigating the 1337 h4x0r that stole their credit card therefore its not really police but more like RCMP (Canadian version of FBI).

I think they're looking to fry bigger fish then people who stole the Doe's credit cards.

private entity for the private sector working with law enforcement agencies. pfff same bull**** again, phony private agency beeing in charge of these things for the gov. under the table. Announce it with well constructed word that specify nothing, like how to regulate it from inside abuse of their tools they're using, because they never mention the real side of the story so they can't say they lied, just said it the other way, far easier to take the spin.

Patroling the internet is assuming tracking anyones on the internet, it becomes possible for them when you look that way. they never tell, they don't have to.

It's good to see Canada taking initiatives like this. I, for one, hope they succeed, and that other states/provinces/countries will take note of this model and implement it locally.
The tubes of the interweb are a scary place for the naive, and maybe this will bring some much needed authority to certain parts. At the same time, I hope they don't try and police where it isn't needed, but the whole idea seems well enough thought out that it just might work.

This could happen. Due to high oil prices, the Government of Alberta has more money than God. They could easily fund this themselves if they really wanted to get it done.

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in their Legislature.