Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Canada Protects Net Neutrality as US Prepares to Dismantle It

Friday, April 21st, 2017

It will be interesting to see how the rest of the world reacts to this issue; will net neutrality be dismantled in most countries, or will it be protected?

While the United States is poised to gut its own net neutrality rules sometime in the next month, Canadian regulators just doubled down on protecting it — and have now created some of the toughest net neutrality rules in the world. Canadian regulators had already passed functional net neutrality rules that prohibited blocking and other blatantly anti-competitive behaviors. But the CRTC this week released its full, final guidelines that take things further, effectively prohibiting giant ISPs from using arbitrary usage caps to give their own content an unfair market advantage (aka zero rating).

(more…)

Google Street View Broke Canadian law

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

For something as simple as Street View, it’s amazing how it’s run afoul of local laws in so many different countries …

Commissioner says Google committed ‘serious violation’ of privacy laws

Google violated the privacy of thousands of Canadians when it inadvertently collected personal information about them with its Street View mapping cars, the country’s privacy commissioner has ruled.

(more…)

India lifts threat of block on BlackBerrys

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I wonder if we’ll ever know exactly what concessions RIM made in order to keep the Indian government happy?

• Indian government threatens to block Research in Motion’s communication services for BlackBerrys
• Canadian technology firm allows India greater access to communications

The Indian government has lifted a threat to block certain BlackBerry communication services following moves by the technology firm Research in Motion that could allow the country’s security authorities greater access to snoop on messages.

(more…)