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Time for a New Plan: With Government's Wireless Strategy in Tatters, Regulation May Be Only Option

The federal government's spectrum auction starts today with its wireless strategy in tatters.
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Daily Report: Drawbacks to Privacy as Education Apps Spread

Daily Report: Drawbacks to Privacy as Education Apps Spread | Legislation | Scoop.it
Apps and other software can put powerful teaching tools at teachers’ fingertips, but concerns abound over data security, effectiveness and marketing.
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Fixing the Digital Privacy Act: My Bill S-4 Appearance Before the Industry Committee

Fixing the Digital Privacy Act: My Bill S-4 Appearance Before the Industry Committee | Legislation | Scoop.it
Yesterday I appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to discuss Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act.
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When the Walls Come Crumbling Down: The CRTC’s Latest TalkTV Decision

When the Walls Come Crumbling Down: The CRTC’s Latest TalkTV Decision | Legislation | Scoop.it
In September 2007, I wrote a column titled “Canadian Broadcasting Policy for a World of Abundance”, which focused on a report commissioned for the CRTC that recognized that  conventional broadcast regulations were crumbling in the face of new...
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Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision

Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision | Legislation | Scoop.it
In December 2010, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed the Open Internet Order, which featured relatively weak net neutrality rules.
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Behind the Scenes of Ontario’s Campaign for a Netflix Tax

Behind the Scenes of Ontario’s Campaign for a Netflix Tax | Legislation | Scoop.it
The prospect of a “Netflix tax” will be back in the spotlight this week as Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission chair Jean-Pierre Blais unveils the CRTC’s latest round of rulings stemming from its review of broadcast policy.
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Judge Rules That Microsoft Must Turn Over Data Stored in Ireland

Judge Rules That Microsoft Must Turn Over Data Stored in Ireland | Legislation | Scoop.it
Other big technology companies are watching the case, which Microsoft said it would appeal, as a potential threat to their plans to offer cloud computing overseas.
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Requests for User Data Rise in Twitter’s Latest Transparency Report

Requests for User Data Rise in Twitter’s Latest Transparency Report | Legislation | Scoop.it
Requests from governments around the world increased 46 percent since Twitter made its last bi-annual report.
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Questions Remain After Chinese Hacking Indictments

Questions Remain After Chinese Hacking Indictments | Legislation | Scoop.it
After the indictment of five members of a Chinese military hacking unit Monday, a nagging question remained: What about the other 20 hacking groups intelligence officials are tracking in China?
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Netflix Speed Rankings Raise Rogers Internet Traffic Management Questions: What Did It Know ...

Netflix released its latest ISP Speed Index yesterday, including Canada for the first time.  Given the popularity of the online video service, the Netflix report has attracted increasing attention as it offers a comparative look at the average...
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Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Works

Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Works | Legislation | Scoop.it
(by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located.  I didn't attend, but you can find summaries of the discussion here, here,...
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Who Needs Lawful Access?: Cdn Telcos Hand Over Data on Thousands of Subscribers Without a Warrant

The debate over Bill C-13, the government's latest lawful access bill, is set to resume shortly.  The government has argued that the bill should not raise concerns since new police powers involve court oversight and the mandatory warrantless...
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Canadian Government To Commit More Money Toward Rural Broadband Initiatives

The CBC is reporting that the 2014 federal budget, which is scheduled to be tabled tomorrow, will feature money to "extend or improve high-speed Internet access to 280,000 households and businesses in rural and remote areas." A new commitment...
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The ALRC Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy (and me)

The ALRC Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy (and me) | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Australian Law Reform Commission has finally published its long-awaited Report. This is an impressive and important report, and I am proud that I had some opportunity to contribute to it in a short submission that I made last summer.
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Daily Report: These Politicians Have No Email Problem, Because They Never Send One

Daily Report: These Politicians Have No Email Problem, Because They Never Send One | Legislation | Scoop.it
In the wake of news that Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email address during her time as secretary of state, some members of Congress say they never send or read email.
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Why The Anti-Terrorism Bill is Really an Anti-Privacy Bill: Bill C-51′s Evisceration of Privacy Protection

Why The Anti-Terrorism Bill is Really an Anti-Privacy Bill: Bill C-51′s Evisceration of Privacy Protection | Legislation | Scoop.it
“The first and main concern is the privacy issue…since the information is to be shared by different levels of government and different governmental bodies. There is a risk that privacy can be compromised.
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Digital Learning Companies Falling Short of Student Privacy Pledge

Digital Learning Companies Falling Short of Student Privacy Pledge | Legislation | Scoop.it
A number of ed tech companies said they would improve the security and privacy of their services. But a new report concludes they are falling short of expectations.
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RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”

RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete” | Legislation | Scoop.it
Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 28, 2015 as RCMP Records Called ‘Incomplete and Inaccurate’ in Memo Last fall, Daniel Therrien, the government’s newly appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, released the annual report on the Privacy Act,...
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F.T.C. Publishes Steps for Mobile Industry to Prevent Overbilling

F.T.C. Publishes Steps for Mobile Industry to Prevent Overbilling | Legislation | Scoop.it
In the midst of a lawsuit against T-Mobile for overbilling, the F.T.C. on Monday published a list of best practices for companies to protect consumers from being overcharged.
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Google Details Problems With Handling Right to Be Forgotten Requests

Google Details Problems With Handling Right to Be Forgotten Requests | Legislation | Scoop.it
Google said that the company often had to rely only on information provided by the submitters, and that it struggled to decide whether the requests complied with Europe’s recent ruling.
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PEN Canada cooperates with controversial political-activities audit

PEN Canada cooperates with controversial political-activities audit | Legislation | Scoop.it
PEN Canada has become the latest charity subject to a Canada Revenue Agency-led political-activities audit, prompting renewed interest in membership with the free-expression advocacy organization. PEN Canada communications staffer Juanita Bawagan...
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Digital Canada 150: Why Canada's Universal Broadband Goal is Among the Least Ambitious in the OECD

The release of Digital Canada 150,
the federal government's long-awaited digital strategy, included a
clear connectivity goal: 98 percent access to 5 Mbps download speeds by
2019.
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The Copyright Board of Canada Music Streaming Decision: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Copyright Board of Canada issued its long-awaited music streaming decision late last week, setting royalties to be paid by Internet music streaming services such as Pandora for non-interactive and semi-interactive streaming for ...
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Government of Quebec Loses Domain Name Dispute Over Quebec.com

The Government of Quebec has lost its complaint over the domain name Quebec.com.  In a unanimous panel decision that included Copyright Board of Canada board member Nelson Landry, the government failed to demonstrate bad faith and raised...
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More competition for ebooks in Canada coming soon

The Competition Bureau announced today that it has signed a consent decree with the four major book publishers, which is expected to lower the price of ebooks in Canada.
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Canadian Media Production and Music Groups Calls for New Rules for Netflix, Google, ISPs

Canadians love Internet success stories such as Netflix and Google as
recent data indicates that millions now subscribe to the online video
service and Google is the undisputed leader in search and online
advertising.
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