Archive for January, 2016

EU Court Rules Mass Surveillance Unlawful

  • January 30, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

On January 1, 2011, the government of Hungary established the Anti-Terrorism Task Force that is active in gathering secret intelligence. Under the National Security Act, the governing legislation, the task force engaged in secret house searches; surveillance with recording; opening…

Cell Tower Dumps Violated Right to Privacy

  • January 24, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

In an important privacy ruling Justice John R. Sproat of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently held that “tower dump” production orders requiring Rogers Communications and Telus Communications to hand over the personal information of about 43,000 customers to…

Speedy Trial Flatlined in Alberta

  • January 10, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

The right to trial within a reasonable time was found unconscious at the Law Courts Building in Edmonton, Alberta, on December 22, 2015. Neighbours on 97th Street were overheard speaking fondly of the maligned right that is a noisy member…