News from Michael Geist
A discussion on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin on privacy issues in light of the Trump Executive Order that eliminates Privacy Act protections for non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Privacy issues with the popular game are significant, given the vast amount of data - much of it involving locational information – collected through the app: Michael Geist.
Bill C-51, Trans Pacific Partnership, telecom competition, copyright access for the blind, and open government are some digital issues that deserve attention by the new federal government.
This post contains the opening comments made by the author while participating on a panel on Bill C-51 at the University of Ottawa.
Why The Anti-Terrorism Bill is Really an Anti-Privacy Bill: Bill C-51's Evisceration of Privacy Protection
With respect to privacy and Bill C-51, lack of oversight, which critics have emphasized, is only a part of the problem: Michael Geist.
"The cumulative effect [of the bill] is to grant government near-total power to share information for purposes that extend far beyond terrorism with few safeguards or privacy protections": Michael Geist.
Government Documents Reveal Ineffective and Inconsistent Policies Amid Widespread Demands for Subscriber Information
Requests for information to federal government departments reveal what blogger Michael Geist calls "an inconsistent mess."
The government has established a Spam Reporting Centre that is currently accepting reports of commercial electronic messages sent without consent or with false or misleading content.
The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance is a global effort to galvanize people around the world to speak out against ubiquitous surveillance.
Law professor Michael Geist says the coming year is likely to be a very significant one for law and technology - he lists 14 questions at issue in his column.
Alberta court rules police must provide an accused with internet access to exercise their right to counsel
After a 19-year old accused man struggled to find a lawyer using the telephone, the court ruled that police must provide an accused with Internet access in order to exercise their right to counsel.