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Data stolen on Canadian federal employees in third party hack may go back 24 years

Ottawa now says the data theft at companies that handle moving arrangements of federal staff includes that of members of the Canadian Armed Forces,...

Five Canadian IT leaders prevail at Info-Tech’s 2023 CIO Awards

Five Canadian IT leaders, representing various industries and organization sizes, were honoured as winners of the Info-Tech Research Group’s annual 2023 CIO Awards. The winners...

Bill C-11: Canadian Heritage issues final policy direction to the CRTC

Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge has issued the final policy direction to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the regulation of Bill C-11,...

Ontario government still silent after hospital ransomware attacks

Six days after being asked for comment, the government of Ontario is still considering a public response to recent cyber attacks on hospitals in...

Data on current, former Toronto library staff stolen in ransomware attack

Toronto’s public library system has acknowledged that the ransomware gang that hit it last month stole personally identifiable data of employees. “At this point in...

Experts discuss demonstrating the value of digital ID, acknowledging concerns, barriers to adoption, and more at EXCITE

The fact that people have privacy and security concerns around the idea of a digital government is valid and should be acknowledged, said industry...

Canada trailing behind in 5G experience, Opensignal blames insufficient mid-band spectrum

According to a new Opensignal report, Canada has one of the fastest average 4G download speeds, taking on European markets like Denmark, the Netherlands...

Wireless prices are down, consumers just cannot see it, say Rogers, Telus at telecom summit

Canada’s telecommunication companies gloated as StatsCan reported a 17 per cent drop in wireless services prices. But do our bills tell a different story? That...

CRTC forces large telcos to share fibre network with competitors, Bell pulls back on investments

At the 22nd Canadian Telecom Summit, the Canadian Radio-television Commission (CRTC) Chair, Vicky Eatrides, announced that large cable and telephone companies will have to...

AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park all about trust: Champagne

Last week’s AI Safety Summit, held at Bletchley Park in the U.K., was all about acknowledgement, action, adaption, and, most importantly, trust, says François-Philippe...

Analyst says Bletchley Declaration delivers the right type of signals

The signing yesterday of the Bletchley Declaration, a document that focuses on the safe development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, by representatives...

Government offers guidance for administration of IAA

Steven Guilbeault, minister of environment and climate change, on behalf of the Canadian government, has unveiled plans to offer guidance on the interim administration...

Canadian government issues call for proposals to support fight against misinformation

The Government of Canada has announced a large step in combating the spread of misinformation and disinformation online. Pascale St-Onge, minister of Canadian heritage,...

SecTOR 2023: A call to Canadian IT pros for political action

IT pros should become more involved in technology policy issues to prevent the Trudeau government from making bad choices, attendees at the annual SecTOR...

Fundamental privacy rights of Canadian should trump business rights in conflicts, says ex-privacy czar

The Trudeau government’s proposed overhaul of the current private sector privacy law has to make it clear to businesses that privacy is a fundamental...

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