< IP News

Pokémon™ Go Launches in Canada – Security Issue Fixed

To what is sure to be great fanfare among some Canadians, Pokémon™ Go launched this week in Canada. The immensely popular augmented reality game allows players to scour real world locations collecting virtual Pokémon™ creatures, and engage in competitions with other players. Initially dogged by security concerns because the game requested full read access to users’ Google accounts, the Canadian version of the game appears to request only the information required for the game to operate*.

PokemonTM GO screenshot from Google

*Screenshot taken of an actual Google account after installing and authorizing a version of Pokémon™ Go from the Canadian App Store on 18 July 2016.

Information made available on this website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP professionals will be pleased to discuss resolutions to specific legal concerns you may have.

Related Services

Related Expertise