Skip to comments.Rogers: Warrant Needed From Now On For Subscriber Data
Posted on 07/16/2014 11:43:11 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
Rogers Communications says from now on it will require police to get a warrant before it hands over subscriber data.
After hearing feedback from our customers and reviewing the Supreme Court ruling from last month, weve decided that from now on we will require a court order/warrant to provide basic customer information to law enforcement agencies, except in life threatening emergencies, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
We believe this move is better for our customers and that law enforcement agencies will still be able to protect the public.
The countrys second-largest telecom by revenue released its first-ever transparency report last month, which showed Rogers got nearly 175,000 requests for information from the government in 2013, or about 480 requests per day.
Of those requests, about 100,000 did not involve a court order. Rogers did not say how many of these requests it fulfilled.
In a landmark ruling last month, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that police need a warrant to get even basic subscriber information from telecoms. It ruled that subscribers have a reasonable expectation of anonymity online.
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In other news, the number of “life-threatening emergencies” occurring in the last month has risen 1250 %...
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ha ha ha as if they need a warrant to invade any cloud computing farm...
(cloud computing has to be the biggest marketing gimic)
You’re right about the marketing. In decades past we called it RAID, server clustering, server farms, NAS and distributed processing among other things.
Maybe, but they’ve been resisting some bad laws of late. A few years ago they backed Mark Steyn when he was prosecuted for “hate speech”; they won.