TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The following statement was issued by David Watt, Chief Privacy Officer for Rogers Communications Inc. following the release of Justice J. Sproat's reasons for judgement in R v. Rogers; R v. Telus:
"This is about protecting people's privacy and the legitimate expectation people have that their records are private.
"In this case, the original request would have involved over 30,000 Rogers customers, virtually all of whom would have had nothing to do with the investigation. We thought that crossed the line and was too broad and intrusive.
"We went to Court because we wanted to ensure our customers' privacy rights are protected and that there are ground rules for the scope of what law enforcement is able to request and access.
"At Rogers, we will only share customer information with law enforcement when required by law, or in emergencies after careful consideration of the request. For us, this request did not meet the test and we're glad the Court agreed."
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. Our stock is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. - English
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