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 February 11, 2015  Business, Non-U.S.

Craig Desson reports:

Rogers reported in 2013 they received 174,917 requests for personal data from government agencies including the police.

To see if I was one of them, I emailed Rogers to ask if the police had made inquires about my account. Because of a law called the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPED) Rogers has to answer my question.

Rogers’ first response, which arrived by registered mail, was:

“A search of our records revealed that no inquiries have been made by Law Enforcement Agencies….and Rogers is not permitted to advise of this disclosure.”

Christopher Parsons from U of T’s Citizen Lab says Rogers’ response should be read, “Nobody asked for your information and if somebody has asked for your information we’re not allowed to tell you.”

Read more on Toronto Star about what Canadian law permits – and doesn’t permit.

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