This page hosts a range of resources about IMSI Catchers (also known as cell site simulators, mobile device identifiers, and Stingrays) for academics, journalists, public interest groups, government researchers, and members of the public. The resources are not comprehensive. Items have been included based on either their general importance (e.g. academic articles or public reports, or reports discussing how IMSI Catchers function) or because they reveal how IMSI Catchers are used in Canada. This page will be updated as new materials become available. There are external links at the bottom of the page to other organizations that host additional IMSI Catcher-related documents that may be less focused on Canada.

Please note that some resources may require access to academic databases, or paid subscriptions to websites.

If you believe that significant and relevant documents are missing from the resources below, please contact me and include the missing item. Please note that I will not publish leaked or non-public documents.

Academic Articles and Public Reports

Access Requests (BC) Concerning IMSI Catcher Use

Access Requests (Ontario) Concerning IMSI Catcher Use

Access Requests (Quebec) Concerning IMSI Catcher Use

Publicly Reported Canadian Court Cases

Other Canadian Primary Source Documents

Media Reports

Technical Resources

Other Organizations’ Resources