Unique Law Used for First Time in Canada to Hunt Down Cyberbully

Nova Scotia’s CyberScan unit said this week that a Supreme Court judge issued an order under the province’s new Cyber-safety Act demanding information from Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and BCE to determine the identity of a cyberbully, including home addresses, email addresses, user names, and IP addresses.

“It is the first order in Canada for that purpose,” Roger Merrick, the province’s director of public safety, told the Canadian Press. “It’s groundbreaking for us.”