Supreme Court of Canada Rules Police Need Search Warrant to Get Personal Info from Internet Providers

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that police do in fact need a search warrant to obtain information from internet service providers about their subscribers’ identities when said subscribers are under criminal investigation.

The high court’s unanimous decision stems from a case that began in 2007 when Matthew David Spencer of Saskatchewan was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, according to The Globe and Mail.

 

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