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Canada - Canadian telecommunications regulator given greater powers pursuant to Telecommunications Act amendments

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 29 2015

In December 2014, certain amendments to the Telecommunications Act contained in the Government of Canada's second budget implementation bill (“Bill

A different kind of spectrum war: the 600 MHz front

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • January 20 2015

The 600 MHz frequency band is currently used primarily for TV (UHF) broadcasting, but the band would be very useful for mobile broadband use. The

The CRTC’s first reported action under CASL - lessons learned? Not really

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 15 2015

On December 4, 2013 - approximately one year ago - Canada's "anti-spam law" (formally known as An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of

Canadians: roberts court too liberal for us

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 3 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has underscored just how surprisingly protective of privacy its American counterpart has become. That's right. Last month

CRTC issues new guidelines on CASL's application to installing computer programs

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 24 2014

On Jan. 15, 2015, new provisions in Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, CASL, will come into force and will require express consent to the installation

Police can search cell phones without warrant during arrest: Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Fearon

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 18 2014

In R. V. Fearon, 2014 SCC 77, issued on Dec. 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the common law power to search incident to a lawful

SCC permits searches of cell phones without a search warrant

  • Wortzmans
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 11 2014

In its decision this morning in R. v. Fearon, 2014 SCC 77, the Supreme Court of Canada found that police do not need a search warrant to search the

Telecommunications Act amendments: finding needles in the budget implementation haystack

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 5 2014

Members of the communications industry are becoming accustomed to finding statutory amendments to the Canadian telecommunications regulatory

Canada - Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner releases results of GPEN mobile apps privacy sweep

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 1 2014

On September 10, 2014, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) released its findings and general guidance following a recent

The development of mhealth technology is challenging the effectiveness of current regulation

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 27 2014

Gone are the days when a doctor would examine your eyes using a flashlight and a squinted stare. Today, she will hold up her smartphone and will