Challenges

While criminal justice officials are in support of extra-territorial adherence to Canadian production orders, it is currently unsettled in case law whether Canadian-issued production orders are legally binding outside of Canadian legal jurisdiction. Other companies, such as Facebook and Microsoft, both have ‘brick and mortar’ offices in Toronto, Ontario. Attributed, in part, to their physical location on Canadian soil, they have been cooperative with Canadian production orders. Like most companies, Facebook issues IP logs and other basic subscriber information on a Canadian production order.