Post Tagged with: "security"

The Risks and Rewards of Data Retention

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version, BBC version) examines the U.S. Department of Justice’s demand for search data from the world’s leading search engines.  I argue that while much of the focus has been on the privacy implications of the USDOJ request, the story highlights […]

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January 30, 2006 2 comments Columns

Canada’s Privacy Wake-Up Call

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) focuses on the recent Maclean’s cover story in which a reporter obtained the personal phone records of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart.  I argue that in a year dominated by almost daily privacy and security violations that have placed the […]

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November 27, 2005 2 comments Columns

The Lasting Impact of Sony’s Rootkit

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version, update: the BBC features an internationalized version) examines the controversy surrounding the Sony rootkit and its use of digital rights management. While in the short-term one of the world's best-known brands has suffered enormous damage, the longer-term implications are […]

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November 20, 2005 3 comments Columns

The Lawful Access Spin

As expected, the government today unveiled Bill C-74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, better known as lawful access.  Since I’ m Tunis, I’m relying on the various releases from PSEPC, the Ministry responsible for the bill.  I’ll update this posting as needed once I’ ve had a chance to […]

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November 15, 2005 17 comments News

Lawful Access Bill Coming November 15th

The Canadian government today revealed that it will unveil the lawful access bill on Tuesday, November 15th.  The bill, titled the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, will "compel all Canadian telephone and Internet companies to create and maintain infrastructures that are intercept capable and to provide access to basic subscriber […]

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November 11, 2005 3 comments News