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This week: Hundreds of Thousands of Canadians under Surveillance; Canada’s Digital Strategy: Telus pledges Infrastructure Billions; US Judge says Email warrants valid Overseas

 

Toronto Star | Government agencies seek telecom user data at ‘jaw-dropping’ rates

OTTAWA—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. Which government and law enforcement agencies are requesting the data from the companies remains shrouded in secrecy. And the companies themselves are refusing to disclose further details, according to Canada’s privacy watchdog. Read More…

Digital Canada | Canada’s Digital Strategy

Digital Canada 150 represents a comprehensive approach to ensuring Canada can take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. It envisions a country of connected citizens armed with the skills they need to succeed. The Government plays a key role in ensuring that consumers are protected and action is taken to end price discrimination. We have introduced measures to protect Canadians and their families while encouraging healthy competition and lower consumer prices. See More…

Business in Vancouver | Telus vows to invest billions in B.C. infrastructure ahead of AGM

Telus (TSX: T) is promising to invest $2.8 billion across B.C. over the next three years in bid to boost infrastructure and increase Internet connectivity in urban and rural areas. Telus said it would invest $1.2 billion across B.C. before the end of the year, while the remaining $1.6 billion will be divvied up between 2015 and 2016. Read More…

Reuters | U.S. judge rules search warrants extend to overseas email accounts

Internet service providers must turn over customer emails and other digital content sought by U.S. government search warrants even when the information is stored overseas, a federal judge has ruled. Read More…


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