News in Consumer Law
Michael Geist gives five solutions to Canada's warrantless disclosure crisis.
The federal government should explain how and why data is being collected, privacy advocates say.
The Conservative government is proposing changes to Canadian law that critics say will make it easier for authorities to gain access to personal information on telecommunications users without a warrant.
Government agencies are asking telecoms and social media companies to turn over Canadians' user data at "jaw-dropping" rates, with nearly 1.2 million requests in 2011 alone.
The government is looking into complaints that a company has been offering to obtain applications for, and speed up the delivery of, Ontario marriage and death certificates.
The site Globe24h.com has been posting Canadian court documents and charging a fee to anyone who wants them removed.
The Ontario government has announced that it is moving to set up an electricity affordability program for low-income Ontarians.
Ontario is planning to make electricity bills cheaper in an attempt by the Liberals to take a pocketbook issue away from the opposition parties.
Oxford County's Operation Sharing applauds London Food Bank's decisions to stop food bank, offers help
Replacing the food bank is a program that allows people to use a non-transferable card to pick out what non-taxable food items they want at grocery stores.
Ontario's privacy commissioner has discovered that the mental-health information of some Canadians is accessible to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.