Digital Privacy Act allows companies to hand over customer information without warrant or consent

Canada's Research Chair of Internet and e-commerce law is concerned that the newly introduced Digital Privacy Act could actually result in the personal information of more Canadians being given away without their consent

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Lawful access ‘one of the greatest threats to privacy,’ says watchdog

Initiatives to provide law enforcement agents greater powers to access and track personal individual information may have suffered a set back early this year, but Ontario's information and privacy commissioner said today that

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Ontario privacy complaints hit new record in 2011, commissioner reports

A record number of complaints and freedom of information requests were made to the office of Ontario's privacy commissioner last year, according to the commissioner's annual report released today.The 277 privacy complaints closed

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

From lawful access to Quebec student riots, democracy goes social

It wasn't just the students protesting in the streets of Montreal that doomed the political career of Line Beauchamp, who recently resigned as Quebec's education minister. As Beauchamp later stated herself, it was

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: May 23, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs.Last chance for Hyperdrive The new Waterloo, Ont.-based tech firm accelerator based in the Communitech Hub has issued another notice that

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Feds gave telecom firms unfair sneak peek at lawful access bill: Geist

Did the feds give Canada's telecom companies a privileged sneak peek at Ottawa's new Internet surveillance bill so they could basically shape the legislation into a law they could stomach?Prolific legal blogger Michael

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

House committee wants telcos to decrypt intercepted messages

Telecommunications companies may be compelled to decrypt legally intercepted messages for law enforcement agencies if recommendations by a House standing committee are adopted. The recommendations by the House Committee on Justice and Human

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

12 fixes for Canada’s proposed lawful access bill

Over the last couple of weeks we have posted several stories and blogs concerning Bill C-30 also known as the Lawful Access Bill.We've reported about how the proposed online surveillance legislation would be

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Lawful access bill could cost $80 million; will ISPs pick up the tab?

Canada's proposed new online surveillance bill could cost $80 million to implement over the next few years, according to one report, and Internet service providers still aren't clear how much of the bill

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Lawful access examples abroad a horror story of spending, abuse and minor benefits

by Nestor E. Arellano  Proponents of Bill C-30, otherwise known as the Protection Children from Internet Predators Act, say that it will merely bring Canada in line with other countries that have some

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Is Vic Toews against freedom?

By Brian Jackson It’s hard to imagine what points Public Safety Minister Vic Toews thinks he is scoring when he describes those concerned about the implications of increased government Internet surveillance as supporting

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Lawful access ‘enormous financial burden’ for business

Better ways to interpret data, not more access to private information, is what law enforcement agencies need, according to opponents of the so-called “lawful access” bills – a set of proposed laws that

Published on: January 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

It’s NOT “just a number!”

by Ann Cavoukian  I am becoming increasingly concerned about the lack of understanding of a key privacy issue – the ease of data linkages in an ever-increasingly online world, that renders otherwise non-identifiable

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

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