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Jun 13, 2014

Canada’s top court bolsters Internet privacy protection

OTTAWA, June 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s constitution bars
authorities from forcing Internet providers to turn over the
identities of customers without a warrant, the Supreme Court
ruled on Friday in a decision that better protects online
anonymity.

Privacy advocates say the ruling makes unconstitutional a
Conservative government bill currently before Parliament that
would broaden the ability of police to monitor online traffic.
The legislation, which would amend existing laws covering search
warrants and other investigative techniques, is intended to
combat cyberbullying, but critics say it would allow excessive
online spying.

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      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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