Government

Canada’s new privacy bill – what it means for Canadians

This past Tuesday, November 17, the federal government announced it was tabling Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA). This bill represents a significant shift in privacy legislation in Canada. It follows a period of public consultations initiated by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), including last year’s calls for comments on the modernization …

Canada’s new privacy bill – what it means for Canadians Read More »

How federal decisions on wholesale rates impacts internet prices for all Canadians

On August 15, 2020, the federal government issued a controversial statement regarding an ongoing disagreement between incumbent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and wholesale internet providers over the wholesale rates set by the CRTC. In its statement, the government seemingly supported an argument advanced by Canada’s big three telecoms providers. They claimed that current regulations requiring …

How federal decisions on wholesale rates impacts internet prices for all Canadians Read More »

Data transfers and consumer privacy part two: Cybera’s response to Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada

In early September, Cybera submitted its response to a consultation by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada on the modernization of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). (This followed our August submission to an Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) consultation on transfers for processing.) Comments were requested on a number …

Data transfers and consumer privacy part two: Cybera’s response to Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada Read More »

Make your voice heard on the future of rural broadband

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology is undertaking a study on Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada. Cybera will be submitting a brief to the Committee. We are inviting members, stakeholders and interested parties to share their experiences and input with us to incorporate into our submission. We believe this is …

Make your voice heard on the future of rural broadband Read More »