Sep 192014
 
 September 19, 2014  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

David Paddon reports:

Telus Corp.’s first “transparency” report reveals that the Vancouver-based telecom company received about 103,500 official requests for information about its customers last year.

A majority of the requests — nearly 56,800 — were in emergency situations, such as to verify the location of 911 callers and another 40,900 requests were for names and addresses that are publicly available through directories.

Telus also received about 4,300 court-ordered requests in 2013, mostly as part of domestic police investigations but also two foreign requests made under Canada’s treaty obligations.

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