CRTC bans 30-day notice for cancelling TV, phone, internet

Starting January 23, Canadians no longer have to give a 30-day notice to cancel or change their television, internet or landline telephone service, the CRTC says.

Posted:
January 26, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Title fraud – how mortgage-free seniors can become a target

Quoted in this article, Graham Webb of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly says property with quiet, long-standing titles are more easily abused than those with recent or frequent title activity.

Posted:
January 20, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

On the Radar: Legal tips about used cars

This month's On the Radar outlines some of the legal protections consumers have when they buy or lease a used vehicle from a registered dealer.

Posted:
January 15, 2015
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Watchdog to study 'privacy compliance' among Canadian advertisers

Canada's privacy watchdog is studying how advertisers watch people's behaviour online – and use that information to serve ads to them – after raising concerns about "privacy compliance" in the ad industry.

Posted:
January 15, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

New counterterrorism bill to override certain privacy limits

Legislation to be tabled when Parliament resumes later this month will provide national security agencies with explicit authority to obtain and share information that is now subject to privacy limits.

Posted:
January 15, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canadians upset with Romanian website that exposes court case details

The complaints the Canadian Legal Information Institute fielded stem not from decisions posted on its own website, but on a site hosted in Romania that charges for quick removal of personal information.

Posted:
January 14, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Payday lenders sub in for banks in low-income areas

Toronto is divided not only by income, but by access to formal banking - which impacts the financial and physical health of the city's poor.

Posted:
January 12, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canadian downloaders should expect a copyright notice in the mail

Canipre, the Canadian anti-piracy firm, says it has collected several millions Canadian IP addresses that were allegedly involved in copyright infringement during the past 60 days.

Posted:
January 12, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Fear of falsification prevents release of some electronic data: minister

The cabinet minister responsible for freedom of information says some federal data cannot be released to the public in electronic format because people might alter it and spread falsehoods.

Posted:
December 23, 2014
Article source:
CityNews.ca

Money Mart suspends half-price gift card exchange

Money Mart is suspending a gift-card-for-cash exchange offer, says Ontario's consumer minister, who is promising to look into the practice of reselling gift cards.

Posted:
December 08, 2014
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)