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Stop routing Canadian data through the U.S.: Security committee

telecom | 06/21/2019 5:06 pm EDT

The public safety and national security committee of the House of Commons has recommended that the federal government look at ways to make sure that Canadian data stays on Canadian soil. The federal government should, according to the committee, “explore ways to ensure all sensitive data moved within Canada has a domestically routed path, ensuring data packets are not exposed to foreign network infrastructure.” The recommendation comes in a report on cybersecurity in the financial sector, released Thursday, among several other recommendations related to cybersecurity. According...

OPC, CIRA-supported initiative maps out Canadians’ Internet traffic

Media | 03/28/2017 6:24 pm EDT

A tool that allows users to see exactly where their Internet traffic is travelling, backed partially by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, has received a facelift make it easier to use for Canadians. “Researchers estimate that the vast majority of Canada’s Internet traffic travels through the U.S., where it’s especially vulnerable to [National Security Agency] surveillance,” the Tuesday press release from Internet advocacy group OpenMedia said,...

Trump raising concerns about Internet traffic passing U.S.: advocates

telecom | 01/30/2017 9:21 pm EST

In November 2016, a group of Internet experts met in Toronto to discuss how to address the issue of Canadian Internet traffic travelling to the United States, which some say raises data privacy...

Canadian telecoms fall short on transparency rating report

telecom | 03/12/2015 4:45 pm EDT

A new report from two university professors who research digital privacy says major Canadian ISPs score an average of just two out of 10 when it comes to transparency and protecting consumers’...