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Analytics in law? Toronto firm incorporates SPSS, IBM Cloud into practice

"Law" and "technology" rarely appear in the same sentence outside of antitrust cases, but Canadian business firm McMillan LLP is aiming to change that. Last week the Toronto-headquartered organization, which employs some 300

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Privacy Commissioner to investigate alleged cellphone surveillance by RCMP

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is formally launching an investigation into the alleged use of Stingray surveillance devices by the RCMP, according to reports by Vancouver-based advocacy organization OpenMedia and

Published on: April 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CRTC says CASL is here to stay, seeks help in investigating fraud

For anyone holding out and hoping that the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was a fad, the message from the public regulator this week was clear - it's not. At a downtown forum Tuesday

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Dave Yin

Apple refuses court order to break San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Apple Inc. is refusing to comply with a U.S. court order requiring the company to create a specialty version of its iOS software that could be used by the FBI to break into

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter takes on trolls with new Trust & Safety Council

Eighteen months after Gamergate, and with the groundbreaking verdict in R v. Elliott - Toronto's so-called "Twitter trial" - still reverberating online, Twitter Inc. announced today the formation of the Twitter Trust &

Published on: February 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The top 5 stories you liked on ITBusiness.ca in 2015

If there's one theme that stood out for us in 2015, it's that Canadians want to be Americans - at least when it comes to the technology services available to them. Whether it's

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Expensify founder seeks advice on protecting patents after settling dispute with Toronto-based firm

The founder of San Francisco-based Expensify is asking his users how forcefully he should protect his intellectual property after settling a lawsuit with a Toronto-based competitor. David Barrett, CEO of Expensify, says that

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

CBC program Spark asks: Who owns the smart city?

If you’ve been following our ongoing coverage relating to smart cities and found yourself wondering just who, exactly, owns all that citizen data being collected, you might just want to check out a recent CBC

Published on: December 2nd, 2015 Bryan Dearsley

How to avoid CASL hassle when emailing your Holiday greetings

With less than four weeks to go ‘til the holidays, businesses across Canada are gearing up for their annual “Season’s Greetings” email blitz to their clients. Such electronic messages have, for enterprises big

Published on: November 30th, 2015 Bryan Dearsley

Rogers pays $200,000 for allegedly violating Canada’s anti-spam law

Rogers Media Inc. has paid $200,000 to regulators for allegedly sending email messages without a viable way to unsubscribe, which is required under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Since CASL came into force on July 1, 2014, the CRTC

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 David Hamilton

Pay-to-play streaming model could shape the future of 3D printing

The same pay-per-play streaming model seen in the music industry could be coming to the burgeoning business of 3D printing, according to a U.S. expert in intellectual property (IP). With 3D printers, many

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

Canada’s anti-spam law turns one year old

When thousands of Canadians celebrate Canada Day with picnics and barbecues this year, there’s one dish they’ll be consuming a lot less on our national holiday: spam. The amount of digital spam originating

Published on: July 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

Bell kills Relevant Ads Program over privacy concerns

Bell has completed a total climb down on a controversial advertising program that raised the ire of privacy advocates and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and is currently being examined by the Candian Radio-television

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Heartbleed’s ramifications still unfolding as e-commerce compliance standards updated

Editor's note: This story was updated April 15 to reflect the publishing of PCI-DSS 3.1 and clarifications of some of the deadlines for phasing out SSL.  A core technology that has been trusted

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy says court decision sends ‘wrong signal’ on privacy

A Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider is publicly expressing its disappointment with a Federal Court ruling that it will be compensated for just a small portion of the costs it incurred while protecting

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson