Archive for September, 2009

OPC Publishes Comparative Report on Social Network Privacy Practices

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has posted a February 2009 study completed by Jennifer Barrigar that compares the privacy practices of six leading social network sites.

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September 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Industry Canada Responds: Copyright Consultation Submissions Are Coming

I spoke earlier today with an official at Industry Canada regarding the thousands of missing copyright consultation submissions.  I was advised that there was a huge spike of submissions toward the very end of the consultation period.  There were slightly over 8,100 submissions, a huge number in comparison with virtually […]

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September 25, 2009 7 comments News

Where Are The Copyight Consultation Submissions?

For the past week, I've been receiving daily emails from Canadians asking if I know why their copyight consultation submission has not been posted.  The website currently includes some submissions for every day the consultation was open (September 15th), yet there are thousands of submissions that are still not up.  […]

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September 24, 2009 35 comments News

Why Canada Is About To Fall Further Behind the U.S. on Tech Policy

CNET has posted an interesting interview with U.S. Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.  In a week where the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission has called for an open Internet supported by net neutrality principles enshrined into law, Chopra gives a good sense of where the U.S. is headed […]

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September 23, 2009 8 comments News

CIRPA Calls for Longer Data Retention To Facilitate Lawsuits

The Canadian Independent Record Production Association has posted its submission to the copyright consultation.  Notwithstanding the industry's repeated assurances that it does not plan to file lawsuits in Canada, CIRPA calls on the government to establish "the retention of data by users for a sufficient period to allow for effective […]

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September 23, 2009 9 comments Must Reads