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Canadian telecom faces class action lawsuit for online behavioural advertising practices
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • May 13 2015

In April 2015, a consortium of law firms commenced a national class action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against a national Canadian

Cell phone privacy breaches: forgiven for now
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2015

Courts continue to assert the high privacy interest in cell phones, following the pronouncements of the highest courts in both Canada and the US. A

CRTC imposes rate regulation on incumbent wireless carriers’ roaming rates
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 6 2015

More than a year after announcing a public hearing to review the competitiveness of the market for wholesale mobile wireless services in Canada, the

Rogers agrees to $5 million refund for charges resulting from misleading ads
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • May 1 2015

One of Canada's largest telcos, Rogers Communications Inc. ("Rogers"), has reached a settlement with the Commissioner of Competition ("Commissioner"

The future of over-the-air television in Canada
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2015

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released two policy decisions on January 29, 2015, both of which were a

A different kind of spectrum war: the 600 MHz front
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • 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

Downloads of ringtones and ringbacks are not a communication to the public subject to a tariff
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 25 2015

This was a dispute over a tariff requiring Rogers to pay royalties to SOCAN in respect of ringtones and ringbacks (Tariff 24) as a communication of a

Canada's Supreme Court holds stricter standards apply to search of texts
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 1 2013

On March 27, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the police must obtain a judicial wiretap order to get text message records from service providers

Joint Dutch-Canadian investigation into WhatsApp
  • Stibbe
  • Canada, Netherlands
  • March 28 2013

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) were engaged in a collaborative investigation

Canadian anti-spam legislation now in force
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Canada
  • September 8 2014

Canada enacted anti-spam legislation in December 2010 that came into force, in part, on 1 July 2014. Canada's anti-spam legislation sets out a