Scott Hutchison quoted in Globe & Mail on electronic privacy; Stockwoods’ SCC cases highlighted

Stockwoods partner Scott Hutchison was quoted in a Globe & Mail feature on privacy in electronic information and the power of law enforcement to investigate digital evidence.

The print version of the article features two ongoing Stockwoods briefs before the Supreme Court of Canada. In R. v. Tse, Scott and Fredrick Schumann represented the Criminal Lawyers’ Association in arguing that the law permitting emergency wiretaps without a warrant is unconstitutional. In the upcoming matter of Telus Communications v. Her Majesty the Queen, Brian Gover, Scott, and Brennagh Smith represent Telus Communications on the issue of whether a general warrant can be used to intercept SMS text messages, or whether police must obtain a wiretap authorization.