Jun 13, 2014
By Andy Johnson
The Harper Government says it will review Friday’s Supreme Court ruling reaffirming Canadians’ right to online privacy. In an unanimous decision, the justices ruled police need a search warrant to get information from Internet service providers about their subscribers’ identities during investigations. The Executive Director of OpenMedia.ca, Steve Anderson, says the ruling will impact the government’s cyber-bullying bill and he’s calling on Ottawa to cut extreme spying provisions from Bill C-13. The high court’s landmark ruling comes in the appeal of a Saskatchewan man facing child pornography charges. Police used his Internet address to get further details from his online service provider, all without first obtaining a search warrant. Lawyers for the man contend the man’s right to be protected from unlawful search and seizure was violated.