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As tech giants grow ever more powerful, Canada and others are under pressure to act

What Canada is doing: Canada is in “a significantly weaker situation than the EU,” says ... Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was developed in 2000, before Facebook and smartphones, and ... read more

Canada’s privacy commissioner says there’s an urgent need for stronger laws to protect personal information

OTTAWA—Canada’s privacy watchdog ... Canadians need stronger privacy laws that will protect them when organizations fail to do so,” the report says. “Respect for those laws must be enforced by a ... read more

Questions about who qualifies surround journalism supports in federal budget

The independent panel is key to ensuring the government itself isn’t perceived to have a hand in deciding who gets money, and who doesn’t, says Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez. “We must protect ... ... read more

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We need to understand the Responsibility to Protect before we (mis)apply it in Venezuela

In September 2018, Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, and Canada requested that ... declared: “[W]e must act in accordance with public international law – including the UN’s 2005 Responsibility to ... read more


Stop charging people for insults under ‘unconstitutional’ law, says media NGO

KUALA LUMPUR: The Centre for Independent Journalism ... “Any law that seeks to restrict the freedom of speech and expression, as enshrined in Article 10 of the constitution, must be for a legitimate ... read more

How Canada’s DPA regime works

Canada can lose out economically if a corporation is prevented from bidding on domestic or international contracts or goes bankrupt. These criteria must be balanced ... And ultimately, as attorney ... read more

Watchdog slams government's 'slow to non-existent' action to protect Canadians' privacy

To increase trust in the digital economy, we must ensure Canadians can count on an independent regulator with the necessary tools to verify compliance with privacy law," he said. In his report, ... read more

Trudeau a Threat to Liberal Chances, Must Go: Martyn Brown

Or that Canada was going to lose 9,000 jobs, which the present CEO now says was patently untrue ... provision of the Personal Information Protection Act, personal information is kept confidential ... read more

Frack no: Canada moves full-steam ahead into Colorado's fracking wars

“I don’t think they would ever have invested in a fracking company in Canada,” says Bennett ... in January entitled Time To Act, Canadian law professors Janis Sarra (University of ... read more

Canada urged to respond faster as digital landscape evolves

OTTAWA—Canada must act quickly to protect its cultural sectors in the digital age, critics say, as rapidly evolving technology ... in support for Canadian audiovisual productions and local journalism, ... read more

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 ... read more

First Nations, cities support B.C.’s plan to require permits for pipelines [UPDATED]

Canada says in court documents that the proposed amendments to B.C.’s Environmental Management Act must be ... to protect those communities from harm, and to exceed national norms for environmental ... read more



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