Court says warrant needed for Internet info

The Supreme Court of Canada is framed by a Parliament's building window in Ottawa on April 23, 2014.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says police need a search warrant to get information from Internet service providers about their subscribers' identities when they are under investigation.

The high court's unanimous ruling on online privacy issues comes in the appeal of a Saskatchewan man facing child pornography charges.

The case has implications for the federal government's current cyber-bullying bill, setting the stage for another political clash between the Harper government and the Supreme Court.

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