Small ISPs foresee cost burden in ‘Lawful Access’ bills

There has been no shortage of protests over the civil rights and privacy implications of the set of proposed laws now collectively known as Lawful Access bills put forward by Stephen Harper's Conservative

Published on: June 27th, 2011 Nestor Arellano offers do-it-yourself legal documents

Making sense of legal contracts can be difficult, but one Vancouver-based company has just launched a new Web site,, aimed at helping users create customized legal agreements online.The site went live just

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Briony Smith

Video Rewind: What you need to know about the anti-spam law

It's been a long time coming, but Canada has finally passed its very own anti-spam legislation. We may be behind the U.S., Australia and Europe in creating a better legal framework to deal

Published on: January 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: iPod levy – a needed support for artists or an unfair tax?

Politicians are expected to debate the merits of a levy added on to iPods and other digital audio devices at upcoming comittee meetings taking a look at Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act.Such

Published on: November 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google tries to dodge brand damage with new privacy measures

Google is taking steps to appease privacy authorities from around the world as a wealth of private Wi-Fi data inadvertently collected by Street View cars threatens to damage its brand reputation.Canadian Privacy Commissioner

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Hands-free laws not being followed by drivers

Drivers in many North American jurisdictions are getting used to not using cell phones when behind the wheel. Most Canadian provinces have bans on using any handheld electronic device while driving, and in

Published on: September 30th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Conviction of Google’s Italian execs gives privacy a bad name

Word comes this morning that a jury in Italy has convicted a trio of Google employees over the brief posting of a video that showed four boys bullying another child who has Down's

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Paul McNamara

Conviction of top Google execs in Italy sparks global outrage

An Italian's judge's decision to impose six-month suspended jail sentences on Google Inc.'s global privacy counsel, Peter Fleischer, and two other company executives over a video showing the bullying of a disabled teenager

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Eyes on the road

The province of Ontario's new handsfree law kicked in today. This means no more grasping your cell phone or any other electronic gadget while you drive. Global positioning systems are allowed, so long

Published on: October 26th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

Five legal concerns about putting your data in the cloud

As a lawyer, the thing that concerns me about the use of cloud-based computing services is that it often involves the transfer of electronic data from internal IT infrastructure to systems managed by

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Nolan Goldberg

Tech reporter busts two spammers breaking the law

Being a technology reporter, my e-mail in-box is a crowded place. It's stuffed with press releases, notices from mailing lists I subscribe to, invitations to events -- you name it, it's in there.

Published on: October 28th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Papagno pleads guilty to massive embezzling of navy computer equipment

Most often when systems administrators abuse their access to corporate networks and systems, the end result is either data theft or network sabotage on a massive scale. Not so in the case of

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Facebook accused of violating user trust, breaking Canadian privacy laws

Facebook is deceiving its users and breaking Canadian privacy laws, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) alleged in a complaint to Canada's Privacy Commissioner on Friday.See video: Privacy on social

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian, US agencies seize fake Cisco equipment worth millions

Canadian and U.S. law enforcement authorities have seized more than $78 million worth of counterfeit Cisco Systems networking equipment in an ongoing investigation into imports from China, the U.S. Department of Justice and

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Grant Gross