CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 2017 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 review increases CCTS authority over TV, poor service providers

The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services will soon have a bigger job regulating service providers after a review by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has broadened its mandate. Yesterday the

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Federal government introduces bill calling for more powers for CSIS, police

The federal government of Canada has introduced a new bill in the House of Commons, one that would see an expansion of powers granted to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). It  would

Published on: January 30th, 2015 Candice So

OpenMedia kicks off global petition campaign for net neutrality

OpenMedia.ca is launching a week-long campaign, aiming to get people to sign a petition supporting net neutrality - the concept that Internet service providers should treat all Internet traffic equally, without giving any

Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Digital Privacy Act will require firms to report data breaches: Moore

In the slew of announcements from the Digital Canada 150 strategy today, measures to protect privacy weren’t forgotten – while details about updates to privacy legislation were scant, it was made clear the

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – startups, digital marketing, and Internet privacy

For today's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on startups, digital marketing techniques, or advocate for a free Internet,

Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian privacy advocates joining Day We Fight Back campaign

Two years after the death of the Stop Online Piracy Act bill in the U.S., privacy advocates around the world are staging another online protest. This time around, it’s not to stop one

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So