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Ontario court bars FBI from handling Canadian data in piracy case

Media | 04/03/2017 8:43 pm EDT

Ontario’s highest court has reversed an order by a lower court to allow a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation team to investigate and prepare a report on seized data in a copyright infringement case. The case involves the now-defunct file-sharing site MegaUpload, its founder Kim Schmitz and data from 32 servers in an Equinix Inc. data centre in Toronto retrieved in 2012 by the RCMP. At the request of the FBI, the Minister of Justice in 2013 applied to have the servers transferred to the...