• Police ‘overreached' in arrest of N.S. man accused in breach of website: experts

    4 days ago - By National Post

    HALIFAX - Internet law experts are questioning the arrest of a 19-year-old Halifax man for an alleged breach of a provincial website after the youth came forward to say he believed he was downloading public information.
    On Monday, CBC quoted the young man saying he had no malicious intent when he retrieved 7,000 documents from the government's freedom-of-information internet portal.
    The 19-year-old, whose name CBC did not publish, also said there were 15 police officers involved in a raid on his house on April 11, and his family members said it was a frightening experience.
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