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Canada must act to protect independent journalism, says lawyer

A Canadian lawyer is calling on the government to change Canada’s law so that a criminal act against a journalist carries a stiffer than usual penalty. Toronto lawyer David Butt says this would send a ... read more

Canadian firms now must report serious data beaches; get ready for more victim lawsuits

Canada ... data protection act to report serious violations of personal data safeguards to tell victims and the federal privacy commissioner. Violations could result in fines of up to $100,000. Whethe... read more

Trump’s attack on asylum is based entirely on false claims

This very human act of seeking protection for one ... and chairs the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s national asylum and refugee committee. Follow The story must be told. Your subscription ... read more

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CPJ urges US to mitigate threats to journalism, newsgathering

The Justice Department only recently amended its rules to prohibit federal law enforcement agents from circumventing the Privacy Protection Act of 1980 ... but there must be reasonable limits--and mea... read more


Chaos coming to Canada after U.S. decision on refugees

Kelly Toughill owns Polestar Immigration Research, which produces journalism and original ... Immigration lawyer Peter Edelmann predicted that Sessions’ ruling will force Canada to act. “This announce... read more

Keystone XL pipeline: Judge halts construction and says Trump administration 'simply discarded' environmental impact

Now, Judge Morris in Montana has declared that the project violates the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), the National ... According to federal law, scientific analyses of environmental impact mus... read more

How Alaska 'Gets the Shaft' From Canada's Mining Industry

Defenders of the 1872 law say we need to keep this broken system going because it creates jobs. But that doesn’t fly—Congress needs to set a higher bar. Federal policy must be ... or Alaska. Canada’s ... read more

New privacy rules will force Canadian companies to disclose data breaches

The legislation, known as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ... law is aimed at preventing breaches in the first place, but as of now, companies big and small are requir... read more

Religion Under Attack More Than Ever as International Religious Freedom Act Turns 20

While it may be tempting to conclude that the measure has largely failed in its mandate to advance liberties it sought to protect, its successes must ... act, other countries, such as her home country ... read more

Forget the Russians. On this Election Day, it’s Americans peddling disinformation and hate speech.

Facebook did say that it had received reports from U.S. law enforcement that “may be linked ... Follow The story must be told. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. read more

Privacy versus quality data – do we have to choose?

Jan Kestle has been an active participant in the statistics community in Canada for ... Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. These new approaches being tested are essential to the futu... read more

Book: In the name of security - secrecy, surveillance and journalism

In addition to source-protection, these challenges include deciding how far, and in what circumstances, a journalist may ethically break the law in ... where journalism in Canada and New Zealand ... read more



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