Recently, Pivot Legal Society, a Vancouver-based legal advocacy group, submitted a freedom-of-information request asking for records about Stingray use by the Vancouverpolice. The VPD denied the request.
The group has since filed an appeal to the provincial information and privacy commissioner.
The likelihood of the VPD having used this technology is high, since, if they hadn’t, or at least had no intention of using it in the future, they would have simply told the Pivot Legal Society that no such documents exist.
“We never provide information that may harm the effectiveness of investigative techniques and procedures currently used, or likely to be used, in law enforcement and would not be able to facilitate an interview.”