It’s time carriers did better, says new Rogers chief

The telecom industry has invested billions in new wireless networks but it isn't making it easy for cellphone users, says Rogers  Communications' new chief executive. "I don't think we're delivering on the promise

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Tax info may be a little too ‘shared': privacy watchdog

Canada's sharing of tax information with the US in compliance with American tax laws may jeopardize the privacy of Canadian dual citizens, warns the country's privacy watchdog. A Canadian Press story, reported in

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Feds reverse approach, defend CRTC in legal battle with telcos

It's not often that a government reverses course, but the Harper government has apparently done so in the continuing legal wrangling over the federal government’s enforcement of its new consumer wireless code. In

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Harper pushed on telecom access

The battle over the way law enforcement agencies can get telecommunications companies to hand over subscriber information went into Question Period on Wednesday, with the Prime Minister deflecting heated questions from Opposition Leader

Published on: May 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Do Canadian telecom, data protection laws hinder U.S. exports?

Along with tariffs, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, restrictions on United States grain exports and other issues, the U.S. has cited Canada’s telecommunications and data protection policies as trade barriers. In its annual Foreign

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Quebec government loses fight for Quebec.com

The government of Quebec waited too long to stake its claim on Quebec.com according to a recent ruling by the World Intellectual Property Organization which heard the provincial government’s complain against a domain

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Canada, Korea ink deal without increasing IP protection

Canada and South Korea appear to have veered away from typical trade agreements by not using the accord as a means to increase intellectual property protection. This aspect of the agreement is important

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Resisting the move of governments to regulate the Internet

Do you believe that governments should be involved in regulating the Internet?  Governments regulate almost everything else, but the Internet has evolved quite well without it.  In December the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog

Wi-Fi group calls for more unlicenced spectrum

A wireless industry group called WifiForward, is calling on United States policy makers to open up unlicenced spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses to head off potential congestion brought about by the increasing

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano