December 29th, 2017

R v Amer, 2017 Calgary Queen’s Bench – Mobile Device Identifier Information Privileged

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Following in camera hearing establishing police investigative privilege regarding information related to Mobile Device Identifiers (MDI)s, accuseds sought disclosure of the privileged information under s 37(5) of the Canada Evidence Act. Applicants argued that notwithstanding the established privilege, information should be disclosed. Held: Application dismissed; disclosure denied. “While section 37(5) wisely allows for different levels … Read More.

November 29th, 2017

R v Amer, 2017 Calgary Court Of Queen’s Bench – Confidential Informants

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  Application for disclosure of technical information relating to police use of Mobile Device Identifiers (MDIs). Crown certified objection to this disclosure on the basis of public interest privilege under to s 37 of the Canada Evidence Act. Basi hearing. Held: Investigative privilege established; disclosure prohibited. Based on a review of the case law, “[i]nvestigative … Read More.