Day: June 13, 2014

Internet users’ privacy and anonymity protected by Supreme Court: R v SpencerInternet users’ privacy and anonymity protected by Supreme Court: R v Spencer



Earlier today, the Supreme Court released a landmark decision dealing with privacy on the Internet. The main issue in R v Spencer 2014 SCC 43 was whether a user of the Internet has a reasonable expectation of privacy in his or her basic subscriber information held by the user’s ISP that prevents the police from obtaining this information from the ISP without a warrant or court order. Prior to the decision some courts had ruled that ISPs could turn over subscriber contact details associated with the person’s IP address to police without  a warrant or court order.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-06-12Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-06-12