Canadian privacy lawyer David T. S. Fraser has this commentary on Slaw this week:
Earlier this week, Michel-Adrian Sheppard blogged on Slaw about Google’s new Government Requests Tool (Google Releases Data on Government Requests for Private User Data). I blogged about it as well here. I’m all in favor of pulling this out of the shadows and into the sunlight.
But I’d really like to see other online service providers step up and provide this level of transparency. Bell, Aliant, Rogers, Shaw and other Canadian online service providers and ISPs should provide this same information for their operations. How many requests do they currently get? From whom? Which province? What is the legal authority? With or without a court order?
Read more on Slaw.