Oct 022012
 
 October 2, 2012  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Colin Perkel of the Canadian Press reports:

A man convicted of child-pornography offences did not have his rights breached when a major Internet service provider gave his name and address to police, Ontario’s top court ruled Tuesday.

Police had no warrant when they requested the subscriber information from Bell Sympatico during the course of an investigation into a complaint.

“The appellant’s name and address was not the kind of information that would reveal intimate personal details or lifestyle choices,” the Ontario Court of Appeal said in upholding the conviction.

At the same time, the Appeal Court said its ruling did not amount to blanket approval for ISPs to provide customer information to investigators.

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