Obama advisor paints picture of cyber-security in 2020

The Internet will look very different in 2020. Internet users will double from the number in 2010 to total of 4 billion in 2020, and that's just the beginning - there will be

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Investment regulators latest in long line of high-profile data breaches

It seems lately that major security breaches involving the loss of thousands or millions of pieces of identifiable information are a daily occurrence. The Investment Regulatory Organization of Canada is the latest to

Published on: April 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Average cost of a lost business laptop is $49,000

About fifteen years ago, my husband and his colleague had their laptop computers stolen out of a car. They were fearful of reporting the incident to their boss, largely because the laptops had

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Linda Musthaler

Cable firms voice support for existing CRTC VoIP regulations

Cogeco Cable Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. (on behalf of its subsidiary Videotron Ltd.) and Rogers Communications Inc. filed a joint submission with the CRTC reinforcing their support for the May 2005 CRTC decision

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Feds issue policy direction to CRTC, signalling a move to less regulation

The new Conservative government began putting its stamp on telecom policy in mid-June when it tabled a proposed policy direction instructing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to rely on market forces

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

It’s time for the feds to toss foreign ownership rules

If you listened to Industry Minister Maxime Bernier and officials of BCE Inc. at the recent Telecom Summit in Toronto, you might get the mistaken impression that the federal government has decided the

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Feds tell CRTC to back away from telco regulation

TORONTO - The federal government has tabled a proposed policy directive to the CRTC, advising it to rely on market forces to the “maximum extent feasible” under the Telecommunications Act and to regulate

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Shane Schick

News briefs-June 2006

An increasing number of Internet subscribers will be using wireless technologies for high-speed access, and this will probably be the only option for more than a million Canadians, according to a former head

Published on: June 13th, 2006 CN Staff

Compliance conundrum

But now that much of the initial hype over compliance legislation has subsided, the key challenge for CIOs is sustaining these compliance efforts, says Wally Curry, chief information officer at Enersource (formerly Mississauga

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Feds table legislation giving CRTC power to fine firms, individuals

The Telecommunications Act amendment would give the CRTC the power to impose an Administration Monetary Penalty (AMPs) on a firm for a maximum of $10 million for the first offence and $15 million

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

CRTC orders VoIP providers to inform customers of 911 service limitations

There are two types of emergency phone service: basic and enhanced. Basic 911 connects the caller to a central call centre. From there the call is connected to the emergency response responsible for

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

Policing the telcos

Soon — possibly before you read this — a three-member panel created by Industry Minister David Emerson last spring will publish a report on Canadian telecommunications policy. It has received thousands of pages

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Grant Buckler