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NDP’s McPherson moves to deputy Heritage critic, Masse remains with Innovation, gets deputy

Media | 10/29/2021 2:47 pm EDT

Two new faces will be stepping into critic roles for the NDP in the Canadian Heritage and Innovation, Science and Industry files respectively, after the party announced its...

NDP MP wants Libs to take Facebook to task over whistleblower claims

Media | 10/18/2021 6:30 pm EDT

NDP MP Charlie Angus is calling on the incoming Liberal cabinet to “rethink their badly-flawed handling of the big tech file,” after whistleblower Frances Haugen released...

MPs highlight need for more regulation, enforcement of social media platforms in Canada 

Media | 02/11/2021 5:23 pm EST

In a Friends of Canadian Broadcasting panel on Thursday, MPs from the three major parties indicated support for additional regulations and enforcement to manage threats of...

Clearview AI pulls its facial recognition tech following OPC investigation

telecom | 07/06/2020 5:27 pm EDT

Just over four months after the Office of the Privacy Commissioner...

NDP calls for moratorium on facial recognition tech

telecom | 03/09/2020 6:12 pm EDT

New Democratic Party MP and ethics critic Charlie Angus Monday morning called for a moratorium on the use...

International legislators flag regulatory options for data giants

Media | 05/29/2019 6:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA - Legislators on Tuesday gave some sense of what regulatory options may be coming down the road for big data and social media giants as lawmakers from Canada and some...

OPC will file suit against Facebook before election: Commish

Media | 05/08/2019 1:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The Office of the Privacy Commissioner plans to file in Federal...

Experts say there is no road map for a Facebook-OPC court fight

Media | 05/01/2019 4:17 pm EDT

If the Office of the Privacy Commissioner takes Facebook Inc. to Federal...

Ethics committee calls for new social media rules

Media | 12/11/2018 7:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is unanimously calling for new rules for social media companies...

Huawei CFO’s arrest renews political criticisms about 5G access

telecom | 12/06/2018 6:51 pm EST

The Opposition Conservatives are re-upping calls for a ban on Huawei...

Google Canada on the defense over Google+, Sidewalk Labs

Media | 10/23/2018 5:57 pm EDT

Colin McKay, head of public policy and government relations for Alphabet...

Allow ISPs to apply notice-forwarding costs to deter abuse: Telus

Media | 10/02/2018 8:21 am EDT

OTTAWA -- Fraudulent copyright infringement claims made through Canada’s...

Big concessions on NAFTA cultural exemption unlikely, experts say

Media | 09/07/2018 2:40 pm EDT

As cultural protection emerges as a last-stretch NAFTA sticking point,...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of...

‘Unprecedented’ international cooperation in data scandal investigation: Angus

telecom | 05/03/2018 5:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The House of Commons ethics committee spoke to a British MP on Thursday, to compare notes of investigative findings relating to an ongoing data scandal involving...

AggregateIQ denies whistleblower claims to ethics committee

telecom | 04/24/2018 5:39 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The heads of West Coast-based software developer AggregateIQ...

Facebook to register to lobby

Media | 04/23/2018 5:08 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. will add itself to the federal lobbyist registry, the company said after its head of public...

MPs unsatisfied with Facebook testimony, mull further regulations

Media | 04/19/2018 4:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Testimony from Facebook Inc. representatives at the House ethics...

MPs critical about Facebook contact ahead of committee appearance

Media | 04/18/2018 1:39 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.’s attempt to reach out to members of the Parliamentary...

Facebook talks election security after tough week

Media | 03/29/2018 5:52 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. announced a series of new measures to harden the platform against misinformation Thursday, saying it has needed to ban a Macedonia-based ring spreading fake news during the late 2017 Alabama senate race, and will now start fact-checking photos and video, according to a transcript of a press event published by the social media company on Thursday. That followed earlier announcements about other changes the company is making that appeared to do little to dampen some Canadian parliamentarians’ plans to investigate recent controversies involving the platforms. “Rather than...

NDP targets net neutrality, data and privacy rights in new motion

telecom | 03/28/2018 7:21 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Members of the federal NDP introduced a sweeping motion...

OPC investigating Facebook as gov’t responds to privacy concerns

Media | 03/21/2018 6:20 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Revelations over the weekend that Facebook Inc. data was used...

OPC to look into Cambridge Analytica revelations

Media | 03/19/2018 6:06 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is looking into reports data of 50 million Facebook Inc....