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New privacy legislation mixed bag in terms of enforcement, experts say

telecom | 12/18/2020 1:24 pm EST

When the federal government’s proposed new privacy legislation, Bill C-11, was announced in November, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains billed it is an “important step”...

CRTC reviewing 36-month device financing plans

telecom | 08/02/2019 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC said Friday afternoon that it thinks the 36-month smartphone financing plans that have entered the market in recent weeks may be out of line with the wireless code. In a press release, the regulator is asking all wireless service providers to “stop offering...

Telus plans could also ‘interfere’ with customer churn: PIAC

telecom | 07/12/2019 4:42 pm EDT

The same week that concerns were raised about new device financing plans...

Rogers’ financing plans ‘might be seen as a problem’: CCTS

telecom | 07/10/2019 6:23 pm EDT

The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) said...

Rogers can recover some costs to disclose customer info, SCC rules

Media | 09/14/2018 10:37 am EDT

OTTAWA --- In a decision that could serve as a deterrent to copyright...

Voltage asks court to force Rogers to I.D. file-sharing John Doe

Media | 05/27/2016 9:47 pm EDT

Voltage Pictures LLC is asking federal court to order Rogers Communications Inc. to disclose the identity of an individual who infringed its copyright of five movies. In a motion of...

CRTC launches review of zero-rating, sponsored data

Media | 05/18/2016 9:32 pm EDT

Net neutrality advocates welcomed the CRTC’s launch of a new consultation on “differential pricing practices” for both wireline and wireless data plans Wednesday, a process that will see a public hearing kick off on Oct. 31. Tamir Israel, a lawyer with the Samuel-Gloshko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, said in a phone interview that having “this broader review that’s going to put in place a more-principled framework and look beyond ad-hoc scenarios that have come up so far is a good step.” He added: “I think having a clear...

Effect of zero-rating on competition under debate

Media | 05/06/2016 8:21 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A panel discussion on net neutrality Friday dug into whether zero-rating can help or harm market competition, with Ted Woodhead, senior vice-president of regulatory affairs at Telus Corp. taking issue with the...

iPhone encryption issue one to watch: privacy commissioner

telecom | 02/23/2016 11:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — Canadians should be keeping an eye on the FBI's request to gain access to an iPhone connected to the Dec. 2 San Bernadino, Calif., attack, according to Canada's...

PIAC launches complaint against Videotron music service

Media | 09/01/2015 8:45 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is asking the CRTC to direct Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron to change the price structure of its new music service, which exempts data consumed through some...

‘Arbitrary’ limits in Industry Canada transparency guidelines: critics

telecom | 06/30/2015 8:49 pm EDT

Industry Canada’s new guidelines for transparency reports released by telecom companies put unnecessary limits on how information should be reported, according to two academics with expertise in...

Coming cyber-security legislation to affect telecoms, but details scant

telecom | 04/24/2015 7:47 pm EDT

The government will introduce new legislation aimed at strengthening the security of “Canada’s essential cyber systems” that will impose new obligations on telecommunications...

Bell concedes costs request in early phase of mobile-TV appeal

Media | 03/25/2015 9:09 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is not seeking costs from the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) in the early part of the appeals process in relation to a CRTC decision to force it treat data used in its mobile-TV...

Bell seeking costs in appeal to overturn mobile-TV ruling

Media | 02/23/2015 9:34 pm EST

BCE Inc. is seeking to recover legal costs from a range of parties — including an advocacy group representing senior citizens, private individuals and companies in the telecommunications sector...

Wireless code will deprive carriers of due funds: lawyer

telecom | 11/12/2014 9:57 pm EST

OTTAWA — Whether the CRTC is infringing on carriers' "vested rights" was among the arguments that came up in the Federal Court of Appeal Wednesday as mobile operators challenged a...

Dial-up Internet surviving despite broadband access

telecom | 05/07/2014 8:50 pm EDT

The continuing use of dial-up Internet access by more than 100,000 Canadians, despite the CRTC’s assertion that broadband is now available to almost every household in the country, shows the limits of access targets, according to telecom lawyer Tamir Israel. Israel, staff lawyer with the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, said in a phone interview on Wednesday that the continuing use of dial-up shows that universal access doesn’t translate into more usage. “Access is a relative term,” he said. “In some rural areas, you're talking about...