Obama and Canadian Internet privacy rules share common weaknesses

  by Nestor E. Arellano United States President Barak Obama created quite a stir yesterday when he unveiled a proposed framework for an Internet Bill of Rights designed to protect consumers’ privacy online.

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Alleged scam victims claim telemarketer’s tapes were

A Montreal telemarketing firm facing charges of fraud has launched a counter-attack against its detractors by posting online taped conversations with customers that complained against the firm. Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) claims

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canadian copyright bill digitally locked and loaded

By Nestor E. Arellano  The most recent iteration of the Canadian copyright reform bill which the government tabled yesterday is being praised by many for balancing the interests of copyright holders and consumers

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canadian businesses face tough challenges with strict anti-spam law

The period for public comment on Canada's new Anti-Spam and Online Fraud Act recently ended, and the new legislation is expected to become law this fall. It will be among the world's strictest

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Grant Buckler

What to do when online shopping goes wrong

With Christmas a few weeks away, many of us will be making last-minute online purchases. PC Advisor explains the selling regulations that exist to protect your purchase, and what to do if you

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Peter Thomas

Ambassadors are meeting today’s privacy challenges, head-on

  I recently appeared on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper with an alarming prediction. “World is losing grip on privacy says watchdog – Next decade will be crucial in protecting

Published on: September 11th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Strong enforcement needed for Canada’s Do Not Call List to work

Without effective enforcement, Canada's Do Not Call program – the countrywide initiative to eliminate pesky telemarketing calls – could turn out to be nothing more than a paper tiger, caution telecom industry and

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian groups oppose government move towards “US-style” digital copyright laws

A broad alliance of Canadian consumer advocacy groups is deeply concerned the Feds may be poised to introduce legislation that mirrors U.S. digital copyright laws, which severely limit consumer rights.Coalition members include the

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Marketing experts laud Facebook law suit against Canadian porn company

Legal action against the alleged attempt by a Canadian Internet porn company to steal user's personal details from Facebook is the best way to deal with online identity thieves, according to Web marketing

Published on: December 18th, 2007 Nestor Arellano