Cable & Telecom

Google ads broke Canadian law, says Privacy Commissioner

OTTAWA - Google violated Canada’s privacy laws when it used “sensitive information” about a man’s online activities to target him with health-related advertisements, the interim privacy commissioner said Wednesday.The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada investigated a complaint from a man with sleep apnea, a condition which affects breathing during sleep.  After searching online for medical devices to treat the condition, the man said he was “suddenly followed" by advertisements for such devices when he visited websites completely unrelated to the sleep disorder, such as news and weather.The investigation confirmed the complainant's experience, and determined that a cookie had...

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.