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Public Safety looking at changing emergency alert funding: gov’t docs

telecom | 12/16/2020 3:26 pm EST

Public Safety Canada is considering implementing a “more sustainable funding approach” for Canada’s emergency alert system, according to documents obtained through the...

OPC joins counterparts in calling for safeguards on facial recognition and AI

telecom | 10/28/2020 6:43 pm EDT

The federal privacy watchdog has joined its counterparts from 12 other countries in calling for "stronger privacy protections and greater accountability" when it comes to the development and use of facial recognition and artificial intelligence (AI).  The resolution, adopted earlier this month at a closed session of the Global Privacy Assembly and released by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner Wednesday, acknowledges the growing use of facial recognition technologies, but reiterates the...

‘Public outreach’ needed for ‘progress’ on encryption backdoors: gov’t doc

telecom | 05/26/2020 11:42 am EDT

In order to make “progress” on the issue of access to encrypted...

Blair says ‘no timeline’ on Huawei ban; Bains promises ‘more’ on prices

Media | 11/20/2019 1:51 pm EST

OTTAWA — New Public Safety Minister Bill Blair indicated Wednesday he is...