Police want warrant-less access to Internet subscriber information to keep pace online criminals. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled police must have a judge’s authorization to obtain customer data linked to online activities in June last year . The high court rejected the notion the federal privacy law governing companies allowed them to hand over user identities voluntarily. Police say telecommunications companies now demand court approval for almost all types of requests from authorities for basic identifying information.
Is this giving police too much power? Shouldn’t they have reason to search your profile before they are allowed to?