Archive for November, 2008

Canadian Privacy Commissioners Formalize Cooperation

The offices of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia recently formalized their approach to cooperation in a number of areas: enforcement; policy; public education and compliance resources; and information sharing.

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November 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

New Brunswick Bans Facebook During School Hours

The CBC reports that the New Brunswick Department of Education has banned the use of Facebook by teachers and students during school hours.

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November 24, 2008 3 comments Must Reads

The Meaning of the CRTC Decision

Mirko Bibic, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bell: "With this decision, the Commission has rightly confirmed that network operators are in the best position to determine how to operate their networks effectively and efficiently, to allow fair and proportionate use of the Internet by all users." Len Katz, Vice-Chair, CRTC: "Someone told […]

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November 20, 2008 21 comments News

CRTC Denies CAIP Application on Throttling, But Sets Net Neutrality Hearing

This morning, the CRTC issued its much-anticipated ruling in the CAIP v. Bell case, the first major case to test the legality of Internet throttling.  The Commission denied CAIP's application, ruling that Bell treated all of its customers (retail and wholesale) in the same throttled manner.  This points to the […]

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November 20, 2008 31 comments News

Copyright Reform Back on Legislative Agenda

The Governor-General is currently reading the Speech from the Throne, which sets the forthcoming legislative agenda, in the Senate.  The speech unsurprisingly includes reference to copyright reform: Cultural creativity and innovation are vital not only to a lively Canadian cultural life, but also to Canada’s economic future. Our Government will […]

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November 19, 2008 10 comments News