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Appeals Court Decides on Use of ISP Subscriber Info


October 26, 2012

Two recent cases in the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed the practice of police using information obtained from Internet service providers (ISPs) to get search warrants—a practice that has been challenged as unconstitutional. In this dispatch for The Privacy Advisor, John Jager, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPP/C, reports that the court upheld the trial judge’s opinion that the appellant had no reasonable expectation of privacy, but “was careful to note that this decision does not suggest that disclosure of customer information by an ISP can never infringe the customer’s reasonable expectation of privacy.”
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