[kwlug-disc] Canadian judge rules no privacy for online tasks

jon jon at plexnet.com
Wed Feb 18 19:54:05 EST 2009


Interesting discussion we have here.  I think I'll fire off a letter to
Rogers (my ISP) and formally ask them for their policy in light of this
court case...  I'll let everyone know the results if I ever get them.



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Raul Suarez wrote, On 02/18/2009 6:32 PM:
> --- On Wed, 2/18/09, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The lack of privacy doesn't bother me.
> 
> That's a given on the internet, whoever think otherwise is delutional.
> 
>> But ISPs letting people see my records without a warrant? 
>> That makes me uncomfortable.
> 
> And rightfully so.
> 
> Imagine this scenario:
> 
> - Jealous policeman
> - Wife with a friend
> - Policeman gets the records
> - Guess the end of the story...
> 
> Second scenario:
> 
> - Rouge policeman
> - Indiscreet politician/personality/business person
> - Policeman gets the records
> - How far fetched would you think blackmail can be?
> 
> Common sense, the Judge just had to have common sense and read the news
about rouge police.

I suspect your scenarios aren't reasonable. I don't expect 'law 
enforcement' = a single person. i.e. Walking in off the street, 
without official record, and without the ok from someone else.

Certainly I doubt any ISP would release the records, in printed form 
at least, without a letter or other documentation on letterhead.

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