Wednesday, February 18, 2009

R. v. Wilson: Police get warrantless access to Sympatico customer's data

I blogged earlier this week about a decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that held that Bell Sympatico customers do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy when the police come knocking for the name and address behind an IP address. (See: Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Police get warrantless access to Sympatico customer's data.) I managed to get a copy of the decision in R. v. Wilson (6MB PDF file).

While I disagree with the judge's determination that there is no "reasonable expecation of privacy" in this information, what must be remembered is that Bell voluntarily handed the information over.

2 comments:

danmichaluk said...

Thanks David. I've been digging for this. You must have good sources!

Anonymous said...

He does have good sources! :)

Kevin