Category: wiretapping

RCMP Used Unauthorized Wiretaps to Collect Intelligence on Suspects at Coutts, Alberta

The RCMP used unauthorized wiretaps and undercover officers to collect intelligence on protesters who blockaded the border crossing at Coutts, Alberta, earlier this year during the Freedom Convoy protests, court documents show. A provincial judge unsealed the documents, obtained by the Globe and Mail and several media outlets, which were used by the police to…

Privacy Experts Disagree With RCMP That Spyware Is Similar to Wiretapping

Privacy experts say police and government use of “extremely intrusive” spyware needs to be tightly controlled, and the technology should be outlawed for the general Canadian public. Former privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien told the committee he was not aware the RCMP has been using what it calls “on-device investigative tools” for more than a decade….