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Canadian Consumers Need More Protection Dealing with “Free” Services

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014

OTTAWA, March 26, 2014–Canadian consumers have little protection should they encounter a problem or become involved in a dispute with online free service providers, according to a report released today by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) entitled, No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Consumer Contracts and “Free” Services. The report points to the growing the disparity of interests ...

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

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013

Canadian consumers have a direct and crucial interest in the timely and efficient implementation of the anti-spam regulations which have been the subject of this version of the proposed regulations as well as the prior version, which PIAC commented upon together with Option consommateurs. In this filing with Industry Canada, PIAC argues for prompt adoption of the regulations and cautions ...

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

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Attention: News and Business Editors PIAC Complaint Upheld: Privacy Commissioner Finds Social Network Must Respect Teen Privacy March 1, 2012 (OTTAWA)— The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada decision released today finding popular youth-oriented social networking site Inc.’s privacy practices are in violation of Canadian privacy law comes in ...

Lawful Access Legislation Lacks Safeguards

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2012 Lawful Access Legislation Lacks Safeguards OTTAWA –The Government’s “lawful access” bill lacks essential safeguards to protect consumers’ privacy, today warned the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). The short-titled Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, Bill C-30 introduced today in Parliament, has weak ...

(Un)Lawful Access Legislation – Ottawa Public Forum

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2012

(Un)Lawful Access Legislation – Ottawa Forum ABOUT ONLINE SPYING : The government is trying to push through a set of electronic surveillance laws that will invade your privacy and cost you money. The plan is to force every phone and Internet provider to allow “authorities” to collect the private information of any Canadian, at any time, without a warrant. Learn more and sign ...