Archive for June 22nd, 2011

Privacy Commish on Staples & eHarmony: Why Keep Investigations & Audit Results Under Wraps?

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada released her PIPEDA annual report yesterday with a clear emphasis on the Internet (Google Buzz & Wifi, Facebook, eHarmony, etc.). The headline grabbing stories included an audit of Staples that found the company had frequently failed to wipe customer information from computers and other devices […]

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June 22, 2011 4 comments News

CPCC: No Levies on Cloud Music Services

The Canadian Private Copying Collective has issued a release saying that it has no plans to seek a levy on cloud-based music services. The CPCC says the services are viewed as licensed services, not private copying (though neither the Google nor Amazon services are currently licensed).  The announcement vindicates Canadian […]

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June 22, 2011 2 comments News

OECD Releases Report on National Broadband Plans

The OECD has released a new study on national broadband plans that finds that Canada is one of the few countries without government-backed targets for broadband access and speeds.

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June 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

International Free Speech Representatives Issue Joint Declaration on Expression and the Internet

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, the Organization of American States (OAS) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) Special […]

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June 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

“A Great Moment for the Free Flow of Information”

Google’s Public Policy Blog comments on the recent UN Report on freedom of expression and the Internet.

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June 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads