Canada: Appeal Court Orders Vice Media to Produce Source Communications to Police – Paul Schabas, Iris Fischer and Ravi Amarnath

30 03 2017

In April 2016, we reported that an Ontario court had upheld a police production order requiring Vice Media Canada Inc. (“Vice”) to produce communications between reporter Ben Makuch and Farah Shirdon, a Canadian believed to be fighting for ISIS. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Canada: R v Vice Media, Court Orders Vice Media to Deliver Source Communications to Police – Paul Schabas, Iris Fischer and Helen Richards

6 04 2016

rcmp-cdn-jihadist-charged-fatah-092415In a disappointing decision in the case of R v Vice Media Canada Inc (2016 ONSC 1961) an Ontario court has upheld a production order requiring Vice Media Canada Inc. (Vice) to deliver to police communications between reporter Ben Makuch and Farah Shirdon, a Canadian believed to be fighting for ISIS. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Canada: R v Spencer, Warrant required for ISPs to disclose subscriber information – Iris Fischer

20 06 2014

Canada Supreme CourtIn a landmark privacy decision, R. v. Spencer, (2014 SCC 43), the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in Internet usage information, and that law enforcement authorities who wish to obtain subscriber information from ISPs must, in most circumstances, do so pursuant to a warrant. Read the rest of this entry »