Mark Goldberg notes that Bell has announced an unlimited data plan for wireless connection cards at a reasonable $75 per month (plus system access fees bumping up the price to $84). The catch? The fine print includes: You shall not use or allow others to use the Service or your […]
Archive for September, 2007
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is Blogging
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched a new blog. The Office says it hopes "to make the activities of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner more accessible to Canadians and to increase contact between the Office and Canadians interested about privacy issues and legislation."
Windsor Star on Lawful Access
The Windsor Star has published a must-read editorial, concluding that "such questions represent the tip of a very slippery slope that could lead to police gaining access to an individual's Internet history and personal emails. Search warrants help ensure police do not launch fishing expeditions, but can still conduct thorough […]
CBC segment (MP3).
System Access Fee Class Action Seeks Billions in Compensation
The Toronto Star reports that a Saskatchewan court has certified a class action against the major telecommunications companies over the widespread use of "system access fees", a deceptive monthly charge added to cell phone bills that appears to be government mandated, but isn't (I touched on it in a column […]