Cable & Telecom

German telco to be “trustee” of Microsoft consumer data. Could/should that idea spread here?

CANADA'S BIGGEST TELCOS and data centres are likely eyeing Microsoft's recent deal with Germany's Deutsche Telekom to get around data sovereignty worries, possibly hoping the software company will strike a similar – and lucrative – deal with them.However, Halifax-based privacy law expert David Fraser suggests they shouldn't get their hopes up because the Canadian market is so small. On the other hand, he added, British Columbia already beat Microsoft with a similar solution.Still, "there are operators of data centres in Canada who may be more than happy to enter into an arrangement whereby Microsoft's data is stored in their data...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.