The European Commission has revealed that it is currently being sued over ACTA secrecy. In October 2010, MEP Marietje Schaake asked several questions of the EC including one on non-transparency. The EC’s response now includes “since this issue is currently the object of a court case lodged by an Member […]
Archive for January, 2011
I posted last week about the growing frustration over usage based billing practices in Canada. To no one’s surprise, yesterday the CRTC released its decision that confirms the practice that is likely to spell the end of unlimited Internet access from most ISPs in Canada. Coverage from the Globe, Ars […]
The CRTC has reaffirmed its support for the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), an agency that works to resolve disagreements between Canadians and their service providers. I wrote about the CCTS last year.
By virtually every measure, 2010 was a remarkably successful year for Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. Riding the wave of high profile investigations into the privacy practices of Internet giants Facebook and Google, Stoddart received accolades around the world, while garnering a three-year renewal of her term at home.
My regular technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that last week Stoddart used her first public lecture of 2011 to put the Canadian privacy and business communities on notice that she intends to use her new mandate to reshape the enforcement side of Canadian privacy law. Speaking at the University of Ottawa, Stoddart hinted that she plans to push for order making power, tougher penalties, and a â€œnaming namesâ€ strategy that may shame some organizations into better privacy compliance practices.
stoddartcolumn Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 23, 2011 as Empower Privacy Watchdogs to Enforce Laws, Name Offenders By virtually every measure, 2010 was a remarkably successful year for Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. Riding the wave of high profile investigations into the privacy practices of Internet giants Facebook […]