Q&A with former Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier

When Chantal Bernier finished her reign in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, she left the post at an interesting time – just before new privacy laws came into force within

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Candice So

BYOD poses data privacy challenge for businesses

North Americans are inextricably tied to their mobile phones. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has shown that in 2013, more than 90 per cent of North American adults own

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Chris Thierry

Class action against Microsoft for overcharging can go ahead, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Canadian businesses and consumers who indirectly purchased Microsoft's operating systems and other software can now take part in a class action lawsuit alleging the vendor overcharged for its products, the Supreme Court of

Published on: November 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Employee surveillance could poison work culture, lawyer says

It was a memorable moment in movie history when Jim Carey, playing Truman Burbank, opened the door to the outside world for the first time and just before exiting the stage of The

Published on: January 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

ACTRA won’t ‘give up’ despite Supreme Court ruling on ISPs

Cultural groups will not give up on compelling Internet Service Providers to contribute funding to Canadian productions despite a defeat in the form of a Supreme Court ruling made this morning.Canada's wholesale Internet

Published on: February 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

i4i predicts ‘patent chaos’ if Microsoft wins at Supreme Court

Microsoft Corp.'s appeal yesterday before the U.S. Supreme Court to make it easier to challenge patent could cut both ways and may hold perils for both patent holders and challengers, according to technology

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft gets allies in patent fight against Toronto firm

Red Hat, Verizon, and Hewlett-Packard have jumped in to provide support to Microsoft in its patent dispute with Toronto-based firm i4i. The group combined forces to file an amicus brief to the U.S.

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Julie Bort

Employers can search employee communications with reason, court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers have the right to search through text messages, including personal ones, sent by workers if they have reason to believe that workplace rules are being

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan