Jan 252016
 January 25, 2016  Business, Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Michael Geist writes about a recent court ruling of note:

Earlier this month, an Ontario court escalated the privacy rights of subscribers in a high-profile case involving Rogers and Telus, who were asked by police to provide “tower dump” records that would have revealed information on thousands of cellphone users. The two telecom companies rejected the request, noting that the disclosure would affect tens of thousands of people who were merely located in the vicinity of a cellphone tower during the specified period.

Given the detailed information that would have been available (including billing and credit card information), the lack of safeguards over the information and the over-breadth of the request, the companies argued that an order to produce the information would breach the reasonable expectation of privacy of the affected cellphone users.

Read more on Toronto Star.

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