Skip to main content

CCLA is intervening in the Supreme Court of Canada case Andrei Bykovets v His Majesty the King regarding reasonable expectations of privacy in an IP address. CCLA submits that an internet user’s IP address should be protected, that police should be required to gain a warrant prior to getting access, and that the s. 8 privacy interest engages significant s. 7 liberty interests given the nature of the internet in contemporary Canadian society.

A hearing for Bykovets first took place on January 17th, 2023. On November 9th, 2023, a new hearing of the appeal was ordered. The hearing will take place in writing.

CCLA’s factum from the January 2023 hearing can be read here.

About the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The CCLA is an independent, non-profit organization with supporters from across the country. Founded in 1964, the CCLA is a national human rights organization committed to defending the rights, dignity, safety, and freedoms of all people in Canada.

For the Media

For further comments, please contact us at

For Live Updates

Please keep referring to this page and to our social media platforms. We are on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

en_CAEnglish (Canada)