#ITBprivacy: An ITBusiness.ca Twitter chat

Updated on June 26, 2014, at 2:38pm: We just had a great Twitter chat with outgoing Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and Monica Goyal of

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Candice So

4 answers to the most commonly-asked CASL questions

Even though Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is coming into force on July 1, there are still a lot of questions about how the new legislation will work. CASL will change how businesses send

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Canadian SMBs quicker to adopt cloud, but future is still looking a little foggy

Cloud adoption in Canada may be ticking upwards among small businesses, but there may still be a host of barriers that is holding the industry back. In an IT World Canada survey of

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

Canada’s anti-spam law, all hype or something to watch out for?

We have all been the victims of “spam” at some point in our lives. It is almost daily that we receive some form of unsolicited e-mail message attempting to get us to buy

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal

How to prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation is coming. It will come into force July 1, and it will have a broad sweeping impact on all organizations that use e-mail marketing, mobile marketing, and other forms

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Robert Burko

Consumer rights group wants a Wireless Code

Consumer rights group the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is pushing for the creation of a comprehensive “Wireless Code” that it claims could solve many of the aggravating problems that consumers have with

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Can Ottawa make minced meat out of spam?

So why does everyone hate spam so much anyway and why would the government want to take action against it? We take a look at the history of spam and some of the

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

NFC the next big thing? Do it right – embed privacy from the start

by Dr. Ann Cavoukian   There was a lot of buzz about Near Field Communications (NFC) at The Future of the Internet Congress this week in Ottawa.  NFC is an emerging short-range wireless

Published on: December 4th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Maxime Bernier itching to cut 2,300 small business

Lower taxes and less red tape - these are the things Canadian entrepreneurs demand and need to grow their business, according to Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism.Expensive taxes

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

IT investment not priority for Canadian small business

Technology investments are at the bottom of the list of priorities for Canadian small businesses, according to a survey recently released by Sage Software Inc.The survey commissioned by the accounting and management software

Published on: September 30th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Facebook Connect offers users better privacy control

With Facebook,s announcement yesterday of a new set of tools to help users manage their private data and the recent new about a Montreal-based Facebook spammer being fined $ 1 billion, we thought

Published on: October 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry ban unravels handset's 'monopoply' on mobile security

   I feel more than a little sorry for Research In Motion these days. Not only is the BlackBerry maker being pressured as never before in the market by the ever-sexy iPhone and

Published on: August 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s self-employed ‘get little’ from proposed EI changes

Proposed legislation to allow the self-employed to opt into the federal employment insurance (EI) plan falls too short of what freelance and casual workers in Canada really need, labour advocacy groups say.The Fairness

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Nestor Arellano