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OPC to consult ‘shortly’ on data transiting through foreign countries

telecom | 04/05/2019 1:13 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner considers personal data of Canadians transiting through the United States and other countries a “live issue” and will “consult...

Huawei sues U.S. government over equipment ban

telecom | 03/07/2019 10:12 am EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is suing the U.S. federal government in a bid to overturn a federal ban preventing government institutions from using its telecommunications gear. Company officials announced the suit from a press conference in Shenzhen, China on Wednesday....

Majority of Canadians for banning Chinese investment in telecom amid Huawei row

telecom | 02/01/2019 3:57 pm EST

A strong majority of Canadians say the country should ban Chinese investment in “sensitive industries” like telecommunications, according to a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute that focuses on...

House of Commons could face Huawei debate next week

telecom | 01/25/2019 2:26 pm EST

The Official Opposition may be gearing up to force a debate and vote in the House of Commons on a motion...

Bell standing by Huawei amidst security concerns

telecom | 09/12/2018 5:07 pm EDT

BCE Inc. head George Cope said Wednesday that his company is aware of concerns involving Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., though he didn’t indicate Bell has any plans to alter its use of technology from the Chinese telecom...

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,...

Gov’t cites NAFTA over U.S. net neutrality rollback concerns

Media | 06/22/2018 1:33 pm EDT

The federal government is affirming its commitment to enforcing the principles of net neutrality not only inside the country but abroad, as it has vowed to “address” situations in which Canadian companies are affected by the traffic management practices of United States...

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....

Treat Facebook as broadcaster in 2019 election: professor

Media | 03/14/2018 5:35 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Treating social media companies, such as Facebook Inc., as...

Citing nat’l security, Trump blocks attempted Qualcomm takeover

telecom | 03/13/2018 4:54 pm EDT

Microchip producer Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed takeover of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. was blocked Monday via an executive order by United States president Donald Trump. The order referred to...

Pai confirmed for second FCC term

telecom | 10/03/2017 12:27 pm EDT

The United States Senate confirmed Monday current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit...

Cultural exemptions at risk in NAFTA renegotiations: Nantel

Media | 05/04/2017 8:42 pm EDT

NDP heritage critic Pierre Nantel is raising the alarm that cultural protection could be on the chopping block if a wholesale renegotiation of the country’s trade agreement with the United States and Mexico occurs, and is asking the heritage minister to take a stand. In an opinion piece published in French-language...

Privacy commish asks Canadian gov’t to push for U.S. privacy protection

telecom | 03/10/2017 8:54 pm EST

The federal privacy watchdog is asking the government to petition its counterparts in the United States to include Canada in a list of countries whose citizens are afforded protection for their...

Pai nominated for second term

Media | 03/08/2017 6:16 pm EST

United States president Donald Trump has nominated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai for another five-year term at the helm of the regulator. Pai was first appointed as commissioner in 2012 and...

Trump, Trudeau commit to ‘further cooperation’ on cyber security

telecom | 02/13/2017 7:24 pm EST

The United States and Canada will continue co-operating on cyber security and the security of critical infrastructure, the two countries said in a joint statement Monday as Prime Minister...

U.S. tech companies oppose Trump travel ban

Media | 02/06/2017 6:09 pm EST

Almost 100 tech companies in the United States have filed a brief in a court case against U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking entry of citizens from seven countries and all refugees into the United States. The document was filed Sunday and signed by 97 companies, including Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Microsoft Corp., Spotify AB’s U.S. division, and Twitter Inc. It argued that the executive order “inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation and growth.” “It...

FCC won’t take action against zero-rating: Pai

Media | 02/03/2017 10:19 pm EST

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Friday it won’t “focus on denying Americans free data” going forward, as it ended its investigation into zero-rated offerings. New chairman Ajit Pai said in...

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 tech, telecom community offers support in wake of U.S. travel ban

Media | 01/30/2017 4:08 pm EST

More than 1,700 people representing a variety of tech and telecom companies have signed on to an open letter opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend executive order blocking entry of...

Trump withdraws from TPP

Media | 01/23/2017 10:16 pm EST

The United States is officially withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, after president Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday. Advocacy group OpenMedia said in a press release following the announcement that Canada should also reject the deal. In Canada, the...

Zero-rated programs from vertically integrated providers may cause harm: FCC report

Media | 01/12/2017 10:00 pm EST

A branch of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had concerns with the differential pricing practices used by Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. as it wrapped up a review of sponsored data and zero-rating. A report published Wednesday by the United States regulator’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau said that “in particular, sponsored data offerings by vertically integrated mobile providers may harm consumers and competition...

Giuliani to advise Trump on cyber security following BlackBerry partnership

telecom | 01/12/2017 5:05 pm EST

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, will provide “his expertise and insight” to president-elect Donald Trump on private sector cyber-security issues, the transition team...

Eisenach named to Trump “landing team”

Media | 11/21/2016 10:55 pm EST

Jeffrey Eisenach has been named to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s “landing team,” with responsibility for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a Monday press release. Mark Jamison,...

Internet companies reach out to new U.S. leadership

Media | 11/14/2016 10:37 pm EST

An organization representing four-dozen major online-based companies has reached out to president-elect Donald Trump, congratulating him on his victory while proposing digital policy planks for his administration to consider....

Trump lacks broadband, telecom policy: report

telecom | 09/07/2016 4:46 pm EDT

Much of the divide between the two leading candidates for the U.S. presidency is that one has articulated policies on technology and innovation while the other has not, according to a new report by Information Technology and...