Christopher Parsons, Managing Director of the Telecom Transparency Project, was interviewed by The Globe and Mail about Rogers Communications’ recently released transparency report. Parsons commended Rogers for releasing its second annual report and argued that the company could do even more to advance telecommunications transparency in Canada.
Parsons stated that, “Rogers could advance the privacy discussion in Canada that much more by trying to push government and law enforcement agencies to let the company disclose that their customers were subject to a request.”
Authorities in Canada are only required to notify individuals who are subject to intercept warrants. Requests for stored data do not trigger the same notification requirements and a person is likely to only learn about such requests if data derived from them is introduced in a trial situation.