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Appeal Court rules virtual presence in B.C. enough to enforce production order

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:14 PM | By Ian Burns

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a decision on the enforceability of a production order under the Criminal Code, saying U.S.-based Internet company Craigslist’s virtual presence in the province is enough to establish it as a person under the law.

The decision in British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Brecknell 2018 BCCA 5, stems from a production order for records under s. 487.014(1) of the Criminal Code issued by the RCMP against San Francisco-based Craigslist in relation to alleged criminal offences in the province.

The first application...