We still use Gmail, Google Docs, SalesForce etc. These are all public domains from Google and affiliates.
The point is the origin of my packets, I'm not using AT&T, who would sell you out for an expired bus transfer. My ISP wouldn' toffer up any info, ESPECIALLY to a US company like Google or even a US authority. You'd have to get the Supreme Court to see a reason (life or death) to order a release of identity. Even then it would not be a rapid or easy process after the many appeals he'd throw back at them.
We actually have functional security, privacy and protection of personal information that is respected by our government, and to think all that is lost just 15 minutes south of home! Canada's government has been challenged on privacy rights many times, but RARELY do they buckle, they almost always stand in favour of protecting the citizen.
It's much like US citizens protecting their gun ownership rights and how the government is challenged but always seems to cowtow to the right wing and protecting gun rights. It would take a LOT of action for those Constitutional Rights to be reconsidered.
In Canada, the big itch is citizen's right to privacy. Major cases are tossed out all the time due to privacy issues. Police and other government authorities walk a very tight line regarding privacy, it makes most of their bogus cases much harder to prosecute with when privacy is in question, they lose those almost all the time.
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