In a statement on Twitter on Wednesday, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) announced the approval of an implementable 5G new radio (NR) specification.
In a report released on Wednesday by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), a Canadian telecom was deemed in violation of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) after repeatedly requesting a customer’s credit history for marketing purposes.
In separate decisions on Wednesday, the CRTC ordered Iristel Inc. to cease the use of 867 area code numbers to connect callers to a Toronto-area radio station audio stream, but deemed BCE Inc.’s request for new regulations covering the practice of traffic stimulation unnecessary.
The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed a case brought forward by BCE Inc. challenging the CRTC’s rule forbidding simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl on Monday, putting an end to a nearly three-year court challenge — though the company indicated Tuesday it is still hoping the regulator will rescind the decision.
A comprehensive new report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and the the University of Ottawa’s Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) has identified dozens of potential issues with Bill C-59, including elements that could “have the net effect of undermining security in Canadian networks, rather than enhancing it.”