Cable & Telecom

Protect privacy of subscribers, but don’t stick us with the bill, CWTA tells Ottawa

Privacy chiefs say current laws are just fineOTTAWA – Canadian wireless carriers shouldn’t be stuck with the bill if new legislation or regulations require them to buy new equipment to intercept or collect subscriber communications or metadata, says an industry group.As part of a public consultation on updating the country’s national security framework, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), which lobbies for most of the country’s wireless carriers, wrote to Ottawa last week to say that giving police and intelligence agencies more timely access to basic subscriber information “must consider the impact on service providers and the privacy rights of...

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.