Digital Privacy Act allows companies to hand over customer information without warrant or consent

Canada's Research Chair of Internet and e-commerce law is concerned that the newly introduced Digital Privacy Act could actually result in the personal information of more Canadians being given away without their consent

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Critics say Moore’s digital strategy effort falls short

It was a long time in the making, and it wasn't worth the wait. That's the general sentiment expressed by several critics of Minister of Industry James Moore's Digital Canada 150 plan. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CASL destined to be challenged on grounds it violates Charter rights: lawyers

Canada's regulations to limit unwanted email messages from businesses have been four years in the making, but if organizations representing the business community get their way, it could unravel much faster than that.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Michael Geist on how the ‘Snowden fallout’ impacts business

The world is still reeling after National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified documents to The Guardian newspaper. Those documents detailed the level of surveillance the NSA is engaging in on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

Industry Minister hosts invite-only CASL roundtable

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation being given Royal Assent in 2010 and still not being enforced as the regulations are worked out, it could be understandable if some businesses think of CASL as more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Six in 10 Canadians would surrender online privacy to “foil terrorist plots,” survey finds

Only a small sliver of Canadians are concerned with keeping their data private, especially in the name of safety and anti-terrorism efforts, according to a survey released yesterday by the Canadian Internet Registration

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian business and technology associations oppose anti-spam regulations

A list of 13 business and technology associations in Canada are using the opportunity to comment on the proposed anti-spam regulations to fight for the right to put spyware on your computer and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Should SMBs worry over a UN Internet takeover?

The online world is buzzing as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations Agency, holds a conference next week in Dubai that critics fear could be used to user in a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Experts call for Privacy Commissioner to reveal data leaking Web sites

Ottawa-based privacy advocates are calling on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's office to release the names of popular Web sites that leaked personal information to third parties, following the commissioner's announcement made yesterday.Jennifer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Lawful access ‘one of the greatest threats to privacy,’ says watchdog

Initiatives to provide law enforcement agents greater powers to access and track personal individual information may have suffered a set back early this year, but Ontario's information and privacy commissioner said today that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

From lawful access to Quebec student riots, democracy goes social

It wasn't just the students protesting in the streets of Montreal that doomed the political career of Line Beauchamp, who recently resigned as Quebec's education minister. As Beauchamp later stated herself, it was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: May 23, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs.Last chance for Hyperdrive The new Waterloo, Ont.-based tech firm accelerator based in the Communitech Hub has issued another notice that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Feds gave telecom firms unfair sneak peek at lawful access bill: Geist

Did the feds give Canada's telecom companies a privileged sneak peek at Ottawa's new Internet surveillance bill so they could basically shape the legislation into a law they could stomach?Prolific legal blogger Michael

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff