Reasonable Doubt: Revenge porn and cyber-exploitation are an invasion of privacy

A recent judgment awarded $140,000 to a woman after her former boyfriend posted an intimate video of her on a porn site.

Posted:
February 01, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Canada's electronic spy agency stops sharing metadata with partners

The Communications Security Establishment Commissioner says the information wasn't being properly protected in Canada before the sharing took place.

Posted:
January 28, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario man ordered to pay for posting intimate video of ex-girlfriend

In a Canadian first, a judge has likened the posting of an intimate video over the Internet to a sexual assault and ordered an Ontario man to pay $100,000 and court costs to his former girlfriend.

Posted:
January 27, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Postal banking would dent payday loan business

Postal banking exists in just about every developed country and in many developing ones, and under just about any economic model, as this writer points out. 

Posted:
January 26, 2016
Article source:
The Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia)

Register now for February 29 Webinar, Debt Settlement Service Agreements

When: Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST

Where: Online

This webinar looks at the difference between nonprofit credit counselling agencies and for-profit debt settlement companies and explain how each works to help you repay your debts.

Posted:
January 22, 2016
Article source:
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.

Register now for February 8 webinar, Door-to-Door Sales - Water Heater Sales and Rentals 2016

When: Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST

Where: Online

Problems with door-to-door water heater sales and rentals have become such a big problem that Ontario now has special protections just for them.

Posted:
January 21, 2016
Article source:
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.

Register now for Feb. 1 webinar, Wireless Services (Cell Phone) Contracts - 2016 Update

When: Monday, February 1, 2016 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST

Where: Online

This webinar looks at cell phone and other wireless agreements in light of new rights and protections under the Ontario Wireless Services Act and the federal Wireless Code.

Posted:
January 20, 2016
Article source:
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.

Police sweeps of cellphone records violate privacy rights, judge rules

In the decision, Justice John Sproat lays out guidelines so that police may only obtain a minimal amount of information about cellphone users directly relevant to their investigation.

Posted:
January 15, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 11 January 2016

 

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

Posted:
January 13, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Representing yourself in court is popular but costly and risky

'Self-represented litigants are powerless' and that must change, law prof says - There is no consistently reported data on self-represented litigants in Canada's courts, although some provinces have started keeping numbers for individual court appearances. The numbers of self-represented litigants in criminal cases, though not as high, are still on the increase.

Posted:
January 05, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)