Newfoundland has cut the role of its Information and Privacy Commissioner to a part-time position. The provincial Justice Minister said the government remains committed to access to information and privacy.
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India’s DOT Fines Three ISPs
India’s Department of Telecom has fined three ISPs for illegal traffic routing in connection with offering long distance calling. As per the licence conditions, ISPs are not permitted to offer telephony services on fixed lined phones.
Privacy Law Can’t Protect People From Own Ignorance
Heather Black, Canada’s Assistant Privacy Commissioner, has provided an update on Canada’s privacy legislation. Black notes that there may be a communications gap between business and consumers but adds that "there’s really a limit to how far we can go to protect people from their own ignorance." Professor Geist comments […]
Responding to CENTR’s Comments on Net Governance Study
CENTR has posted a response to my recent study on the relationship between national governments and country-code domain names. While I think it is terrific that CENTR is encouraging debate on the issue, I have several comments in reply that focus on a misunderstanding on the relationship between myself and […]
Canada’s Privacy Law Days Away From Full Effect
With PIPEDA scheduled to take full effect on January 1st, the media is beginning to take notice. Professor Geist comments in this Ottawa Sun article on the readiness of Canadian business to comply with the new law. see: Ready or Not, New Privacy Law’s Here also see: True Extent of […]