A new law, called "Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement in the 21st century," was enforced in June in Canada which utilizes the help of internet service providers in fighting cybercrime. The new law would require Internet service providers to add interception features in their networks. The Canadian government enforced this legislation which allows police to intercept data sent over the Internet and access web subscriber information in order to scrap cybercrimes.

Though the internet has greatly improved the lifestyle of the Canadian people and has even become an integral part of their lives, it has also led to the increase in crimes like distributing pornography and online banking fraud.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson mentioned during a press conference that it is necessary to be equipped with adequate tools in order to catch the people who are involved in cyber crimes. However,the authorities would still have to attain a warrant to capture communication or to access subscriber details.The bill ensures that agencies will be able to supervise text, voice and video messages while investigating a suspect.When a police agency today requests information from an ISP, they get a diverse response each time. Some will turn over the information, others need a court-issued warrant, and there are some ISPs who are simply incapable to monitor subscribers.The government in Canada is trying its best to sort out all these issues.

Though Police groups highly praised the bill, privacy advocates have accused it