Archive for June, 2011

Dutch Parliament Passes Net Neutrality, Privacy Legislation

The Dutch Parliament passed several notable Internet bills yesterday, including Europe’s first net neutrality legislation, privacy rules on the use of cookies, restrictions on the use of deep-packet inspection, and protection against Internet disconnection. Bits of Freedom provides details on the legislative package.

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June 23, 2011 1 comment News

Stop Online Spying

Open Media has launched a new campaign against the reintroduction of lawful access legislation. Stop Online Spying garnered tens of thousands of supporters in its first day online.

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June 23, 2011 6 comments News

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 News