Canadian policies on cellphone searches at border aren't easy to find

According to CBSA policy, the agency doesn't need a warrant to search your phone, laptop, or electronic device, which all fall under the Customs Act's broader definition of "goods."

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 14 February 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
February 15, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Customers, food banks hit by No Frills closures

Despite free shuttle bus service to other locations, food bank usage is up and residents fear the permanent loss of affordable grocers.

Posted:
February 10, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canadian Privacy in the Age of Trump: 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.

Posted:
February 10, 2017
Article source:
Michael Geist

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 10 February 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
February 10, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Did a Canadian court just establish a new right to be forgotten online?

The Federal Court of Canada has issued a landmark ruling that paves the way for a Canadian version of the right to be forgotten.

Posted:
February 08, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

'Can you hear me?': New phone scam tricks you into saying, 'Yes'

A new scam has surfaced that relies on your voice to answer a simple question: "Can you hear me now"? Those are the words to watch out for, as scammers try to bait you into saying, "Yes."

Posted:
February 07, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 6 February 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
February 06, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

New consumer protection rules regarding retail energy contracts came into effect on January 1, 2017

Measures that came into force on January 1 include a ban on door-to-door energy retailers signing you up for an energy contract while they are at your home.

Posted:
February 02, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Privacy experts call for rules on government monitoring social media

The Canada Revenue Agency has been scrutinizing the Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other social media posts of Canadians it suspects could be cheating on their taxes.

Posted:
January 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)