Archive for September 17th, 2009

Government Directs CRTC To Consider Fee-For-Carriage

Following on yesterday's post on how Conservative MPs submitted comments to the CRTC in support of fee-for-carriage, this morning Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore announced an Order-in-Council directing the CRTC to hold hearings and report back on a fee-for-carriage system in Canada.  The challenge, as noted yesterday, is the possibility […]

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September 17, 2009 10 comments News

Privacy Law Emerges as Latest Canadian Export

The recent Canadian privacy case involving Facebook attracted international attention as the world's leading social networking site agreed to implement a series of changes that will affect 250 million users.  While the case is widely viewed as a significant victory for Canadian privacy, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes the issue might never have been addressed but for a second, little-noticed privacy decision released two weeks later.

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September 17, 2009 2 comments Columns

City of Vancouver Launches Open Data Portal

David Eaves reports that the City of Vancouver has launched its open data portal.

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September 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads