Canadian government announces new funding for rural high speed internet access

Rural and remote areas across Canada will see better Internet thanks to new investment by the federal government. Navdeep Bains, Minister of...

December 15th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

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Privacy commissioners urge Ottawa to be careful on defeating encryption

Parliament should be cautious before passing laws forcing organizations and people to open encryption systems, say Canada's privacy commissioners. In...

December 6th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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How court ruling on CSIS data collection impacts the enterprise

The uproar earlier this month about Canada’s domestic intelligence agency unlawfully keeping telecom metadata raises the issue of privacy officers ensuring...

November 17th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Federal pay backlog chopped in Phoenix system, but still slow going

Ottawa says it has winnowed down the backlog of federal salary problems related to the controversial Phoenix payment software to...

November 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Britain updates cyber security strategy

Britain has launched a new national cyber security strategy, promising to spend $3.1 billion over the next five years to strengthen the defences...

November 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Ottawa still ‘driving very hard’ to resolve troubled Phoenix software pay system

There are increasing doubts the much federal government will be able to clear the backlog of payment arrears to bureaucrats...

October 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon

ITAC calls on Ottawa to create a central IT authority for federal goverenment

If Canada wants to remain competitive in the world the federal government must adapt to the digital age - including creating...

October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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Canada among countries giving cyber guidelines to financial sector

Canada and other G7 nations have agreed on a set of guidelines for governments to improve cyber security in the...

October 13th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Shared Services Canada defends progress in merging IT systems, vows to do better

When Shared Services Canada was created by the former Conservative government in 2011 to consolidate data centres and applications and...

October 13th, 2016 Howard Solomon