#CyberFLASH: Canadian Law Enforcement Asking For ISP Subscriber Data Every 27 Seconds; Pending Legislation Looking To Up That Number


Canada’s image as the The Most Polite Nation In The World would seem to be a front that masks a malignant nastiness under the surface. If these numbers are to be believed, Canada is little more than a criminal organization masquerading as a constitutional monarchy.

Minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, week after week, month after month. Canadian telecommunications providers, who collect massive amounts of data about their subscribers, are asked to disclose basic subscriber information to Canadian law enforcement agencies every 27 seconds. In 2011, that added up to 1,193,630 requests. Given the volume, most likely do not involve a warrant or court oversight (2010 RCMP data showed 94% of requests involving customer name and address information was provided voluntarily without a warrant)… 

According to newly released information, three telecom providers alone disclosed information from 785,000 customer accounts in 2011, suggesting that the actual totals were much higher.

Every 27 seconds. And that number is two years out of date. If Canada is anything like the USA, these requests have increased at a pace far exceeding the birth rate. And much like the US, most of the information is gathered without a warrant or government oversight.

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