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Liberals, Conservatives promise new rules for Netflix

Media | 09/30/2019 5:27 pm EDT

The Liberal Party platform, released Sunday, includes promises of new regulations for Canadian content on streaming services — while the Conservatives gear up to announce new taxes affecting foreign digital giants, the specifics of which are still unclear. As Heritage...

‘Deepfakes’ could trigger election security alert, gov’t officials say

Media | 07/09/2019 4:50 pm EDT

Artificial intelligence technology allowing videos to be seamlessly manipulated for political purposes could potentially meet a national public interest threshold designated...

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...

Tech giants agree to ‘voluntary’ set of principles: Gould

Media | 05/27/2019 5:45 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have both signed on to a...

Facebook sets higher standards in guidelines than laws: Chan

Media | 05/10/2019 6:09 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Facebook Inc.’s head of public policy in Canada said Friday the platform’s community guidelines, “in many respects,” go above what is currently prescribed in Canadian law, as the...

Twitter registers social media education on lobby files

Media | 04/15/2019 4:05 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. has added a timely subject matter to its lobby files: educating federal officials on social media use during elections. The social media company updated its files last week to include...

Interference related to 2019 election ‘very likely’: CSE

Media | 04/08/2019 10:01 am EDT

OTTAWA — It is now “very likely” that Canadians will face some form of cyber foreign interference, but it is “improbable” it will be on the scale of the 2016 United...

Gov’t trending toward requiring online platforms to remove content: Gould

Media | 02/27/2019 10:32 am EST

OTTAWA -- Democratic institutions minister Karina Gould said the government...

Ottawa taps team to warn of foreign digital interference in elections

Media | 01/30/2019 3:49 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has set up a new alert protocol and...

Social media threats challenge gov’t, platforms ahead of election

Media | 08/30/2018 3:12 pm EDT

In the three years since the last Canadian federal election, emerging...

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby efforts

Media | 04/25/2018 2:54 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. have registered to lobby the...