In October 2001, the United States Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act), which allows U.S. law enforcement officials to secretly gain access to an individual’s personal records. Any information physically within the United States — such as data stored by American companies, even if the data is being stored by an American company’s Canadian subsidiary — falls under the jurisdiction of the USA PATRIOT Act and may be open to scrutiny at the discretion of the U.S. government.

Canadians concerned that their personal information may be accessed under the Act need to be aware that Data Planet is 100% Canadian-owned and operated and therefore not required by law to provide anything to the U.S. government.

For more on the USA PATRIOT Act and its impact on Canadians, please visit:

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Stikeman Elliott law firm
Security Viewpoints
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