Jun 072014
 June 7, 2014  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Daniel Tencer reports:

Rogers Communications and internet service startup TekSavvy have released the first-ever transparency reports from Canadian telecom companies, and what they have to say won’t lessen the concerns of privacy activists.

Rogers reported that it got 174,917 government requests for information about subscribers last year, or about 480 requests per day. That’s nearly one request for government data per 11 Rogers internet subscribers.

Read more on Huffington Post (Canada).  In another post this morning, I note that Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom are also being more transparent now.

These are all great developments, and it’s appropriate that they are happening on or around the one-year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations.

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