Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Queen V. Oswald Villaroman: Can a person be held accountable for files on their computer?

By |September 7th, 2016|Blogs|

Early last year, Quebec resident Oscar Villaroman challenged his 2013 conviction for possession of child pornography. The Alberta Court of Appeals overturned the conviction as it excluded other possibilities as to how the pornography showed up on his computer. As a result Villaroman was acquitted, but the case was then taken to the Supreme Court [...]

Stingray Surveillance and its Use by the VPD

By |September 7th, 2016|Blogs|

Recently, an article was written by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) summing up the ongoing debate of the highly controversial use of Stingrays by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and Canadian Police overall. Background A Stingray is a cellular phone surveillance device that was initially developed for the military and intelligence communities. They [...]