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Political parties’ use of Facebook Pixel violates CASL, CDR says

telecom | 10/08/2019 2:23 pm EDT

The Centre for Digital Rights, the non-profit founded by former BlackBerry Ltd. co-CEO Jim Balsillie, is asking the CRTC to agree that political parties engage in what is effectively commercial activity, and that a piece of Facebook Inc. software used by the three main political parties is effectively malware and violates Canada’s anti-spam legislation, known as CASL.  The letter to the CRTC, one of several complaints filed to various agencies in recent weeks by CDR, contends that...

Balsillie-led Centre for Digital Rights registers to lobby

Media | 05/25/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A new organization called the Centre for Digital Rights (CDR) that is looking to create a national data strategy has registered to lobby the government after its co-founder Jim Balsillie told a House of Commons ethics committee this month that internet giants are engaging in...