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PIAC’s Comments on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Discussion Paper on Privacy and Consent

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Canadian consumers generally are not aware of and do not understand how information about their online activities is being collected and used. The problem is not that online businesses are unable to obtain consent, but that consumers’ personal information too often is being used without meaningful consent.

Do the Watchers Need More Watching, New Report Asks

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) releases new report entitled “Off the Grid: Pinpointing Location-based technologies and the Law,” examining whether Canada has sufficient protections in place to address the risks posed by location-based technologies (LBTs). The report also addressed whether Canadian consumers have sufficient disclosure regarding how and when telecommunications service providers collect and use location-based personal information.

Privacy Commissioner: Bell’s approach to privacy a bad RAP

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) applauds findings released today by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) regarding Bell Canada’s (Bell) collection and use of information about its customers for behavioural marketing under its “relevant ads program” (RAP).

Canadian Consumers Need More Protection Dealing with “Free” Services

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
New PIAC report, “No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Consumer Contracts and “Free” Services”

CRTC asked to stop Bell Mobility’s “Relevant Ads” Program

Monday, January 27th, 2014
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC) today filed an application challenging Bell Canada’s collection, use and disclosure of customer information gathered from its own wireless customers for behavioural and other marketing.

PIAC Comments on the Draft Regulations to the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Canadian consumers have a direct and crucial interest in the timely and efficient implementation of the anti-spam regulations...

Commissioner’s Findings – Bell Mobility

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
This letter constitutes my report of findings with regard to the complaint you filed against Bell Mobility under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the Act).

PIAC Complaint Upheld: Privacy Commissioner Finds Social Network Must Respect Teen Privacy

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Attention: News and Business Editors

Lawful Access Legislation Lacks Safeguards

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Press Release - Lawful Access Legislation Lacks Safeguards

(Un)Lawful Access Legislation – Ottawa Public Forum

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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