Day: March 28, 2013

Wiretap intercept rules apply to mobile text messages says Supreme Court: R v TELUSWiretap intercept rules apply to mobile text messages says Supreme Court: R v TELUS



The Supreme Court decided yesterday that police are required to comply with Part VI of the Criminal Code if they want to secure the prospective and continuous production of text messages from a mobile carrier like TELUS. In R. v. TELUS Communications Co., 2013 SCC 16, the Court ruled that police cannot merely obtain a general warrant. Rather to obtain copies of text messages in these circumstances, they must obtain an intercept order and comply with the conditions needed to intercept voice communications.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-03-28Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-03-28