Jan 142016
 January 14, 2016  Posted by  Business, Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

A Canadian reader sends along this news report by Christine Dobby:

An Ontario judge has ruled there was a breach of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in “tower dump” production orders that required Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. to hand over the personal information of about 40,000 cellphone users to police.

Justice John Sproat of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Brampton issued a decision Thursday that found the orders – which were made in 2014 but later revoked by the police after Rogers and Telus challenged them – had authorized unreasonable searches in contravention of Section 8 of the Charter.

Read more on Globe and Mail.

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