Lawful Access Back on The Canadian Agenda

The Toronto Star today reports what has been an open secret for a couple of months now — the Canadian government is moving forward with its lawful access agenda. For those new to the issue, lawful access would require network providers to establish new capabilities to allow for real-time network surveillance.

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February 22, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Renegades Spam Complaint Apparently New News

The Ottawa Business Journal today features an article on my successful privacy complaint against the Ottawa Renegades for sending me unsolicited commercial email and not respecting a request to opt-out. While the story is a bit old, it is new to some people — the story appears on Slashdot today, likely raising more awareness of the decision than an appearance on CBC's As It Happens.

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February 21, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Hunting For Spammers

The Austin Chronicle carries a story on efforts to track down spammers. Professor Geist comments on the need for stronger enforcement actions.

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February 4, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Government to Alter Contracts to Address U.S. Privacy Risk

The Canadian government plans to revamp the wording of future federal contracts with the aim of countering U.S. powers, granted under anti-terrorism laws, to tap into personal information about Canadians. The government has also asked all agencies and departments to conduct a "comprehensive assessment of risks" to Canadian information they […]

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January 30, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

More Action Needed on Spam Enforcement

Professor Geist comments on the current anti-spam battle in Canada in a Macleans column. He notes that existing laws can be used to tackle spam provided a strong enforcement effort is undertaken.

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January 25, 2005 Comments are Disabled News