Wednesday, December 19, 2012Keeping data here no protection against US: Lawyer Ottawa may not allow cloud providers to store citizens' data across the border. But a lawyer says a better protection against US law is risk mitigation
Wednesday, November 21, 2012Canada to catch U.S. in SaaS: IDC Organizations in this country are known for being cautious in signing up for cloud software solutions compared to American firms. But we'll catch up in the next four years
Tuesday, June 12, 2012Savvis opens doors to Canada-based public cloud The company’s Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre, hosted in Toronto, will target Canadian businesses that prefer to keep their data in the country
Thursday, April 12, 2012City of Edmonton migrates office tools to Google cloud Edmonton is the first city government to adopt Google's cloud-based office applications. City's CIO encourages other government agencies thinking about moving to the cloud to "be brave"
Thursday, December 01, 2011Never mind the Patriot Act, watch your thumb drives Businesses that think storing their cloud-based data north of the border protects them from government intrusion are wrong, a panel says. Why thumb drives are the real threat to info security
Wednesday, July 06, 2011EU upset by Microsoft warning about US access to cloud European Parliamentarians demand a solution to the Data Protection Directive-Patriot Act clash. The issue has been raised following Microsoft's admission last week that it may have to hand over European customers' data on a new cloud service to U.S. authorities
Thursday, October 14, 2010Don’t let PIPEDA, Patriot Act hinder cloud adoption An IDC Canada analyst thinks there could be more done to give a boost to cloud service providers, ultimately building out the Canadian cloud computing market to compete on the global stage. The issue expected to surpass security as a top cloud computing concern
Monday, July 05, 2010Don’t use the Patriot Act as an excuse Canadians are quick to use the U.S.A. Patriot Act as an excuse to avoid cloud computing, but they might not know many of the same laws already exist in Canada. Privacy lawyer David Fraser highlights the similarities at an OPC-hosted event
Friday, May 28, 2010Kudos for anti-spam bill, concern over PIPEDA changes Experts welcome the re-introduction of the federal anti-spam bill. But they've got serious reservations about proposed changes to Canada’s privacy law
Wednesday, October 14, 2009Six ways we surrender privacy From the U.S.’s Patriot Act to Google Apps, GPS devices and iPhones, RFID tags and Twitter tweets, individuals are slowly but willingly giving away bits and bites of private information. Here’s how we might be able to get some back...
Sunday, October 21, 2007AT&T’s Internet Protect comes north AT&T recently announced the availability of its Internet Protect service in Canada and Latin America. This is an impressive offering, but we’re still waiting for the icing on the cake: the opening of AT&T’S Canadian data centre.
Tuesday, February 25, 2003Are the Feds reading your e-mail? Senators from both parties are accusing the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of excessive secrecy and demanding details of how federal agents use antiterrorist laws to spy on people's Internet activity. The Domestic Surveillance Oversight Act is called "the first comprehensive, public FBI oversight effort in decades" by cosponsor Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont. He is teaming with Republican Senators Charles Grassley of Iowa and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania to force greater accountability by investigative agencies. All three are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.