Sunday, January 25th2.7°C
24624
24733

Supreme Court rules police need wiretap

The Supreme Court of Canada says police need wiretap authority, not just a search warrant, to snoop on cellphone text messages as part of criminal investigations.

In a 5-2 decision, the court has sided with wireless giant Telus (TSX:T) and quashed a general warrant that had forced the company to turn over all texts to police.

The case arises from a warrant the Ontario Superior Court granted to police in Owen Sound, Ont., that ordered Telus to turn over texts from two of its customers.

The warrant forced the company to email police a copy of the customers' texts every day for two weeks, unbeknownst to the owners of the phones.

Telus appealed to the Supreme Court after losing its initial bid to quash the warrant.

The case before the Supreme Court is one of several involving privacy concerns in an age of electronic communication.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

24811


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14779.35+15.369
S&P CDNX678.18-0.79
DJIA17672.60-141.38
Nasdaq4757.879+7.481
S&P 5002051.82-11.33
CDN Dollar0.8034-0.0006
Gold1298.70+6.10
Oil46.35-2.34
Lumber311.50+6.50
Natural Gas2.92-0.066

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.115-0.005
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.38+0.06
Cantex0.035+0.005
Anavex Life Sciences0.1810.00
Metalex Ventures0.040.00
Russel Metals24.48+0.32
Copper Mountain Mining1.10-0.02
Colorado Resources0.155+0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.006+0.001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.055+0.03
Mission Ready Services0.22+0.02

 



24393

FEATURED Property
2000282#76-2005 boucherie road
3 bedrooms 2 baths
$94,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


How to price: workbook approach

In 2008 Self Counsel Press published my book - Pricing Strategies for Small Business. The book is now available in Europe, India, Russia and the United States. The purpose of the book was to make avai...


Ailing Parents: Tax Issues

If your parent has become ill, there can be several tax issues that come into play depending on the nature of their illness, their age and the role that family members are playing. For example, if you...


What do I pay ICBC for anyway?

If you have had ongoing dealings with ICBC as a result of a car accident than you have likely had the pleasure of dealing with at least two sides of ICBC. Initially the relationship starts off pleasan...

_



24465




Member of BC Press Council


24975