Social Media

The Foundation of Canada’s Digital Charter: Privacy Law Reform Focused on a Data-Driven Economy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans last week for a new Canadian digital charter featuring penalties for social media companies that fail to combat online extremism. While the just-released proposed charter does indeed envision increased regulation of the tech sector, my Globe and Mail op ...

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s new digital charter, cybercrime gang busted, Phoenix pay system an expensive fix

Trudeau cracks down on social media, an international cybercrime gang is taken down, and throwing out the troubled Phoenix pay system … eventually. ...

Hong Kong’s smart city blueprint starts to become reality

In an alley behind the Hong Kong Productivity Council building in Kowloon, a dolly-driving worker tows a large four-wheeled machine that has two long articulated arms that gracefully put lights on top of pylons and then place the pylons on the road. It’s a hypnotizing display that goes on for a f ...

The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 11: Reinterpreting Canadian Privacy Law – David Fraser On Cross-Border Data Transfers, the Right to De-Index, and the Facebook Investigation

Daniel Therrien, the Privacy Commissioner in Canada, is in the courts battling Google over a right to de-index. He’s calling for order making after Facebook declined to abide by his recommendations. And he’s embarked on a dramatic re-interpretation of the law premised on incorporating new conse ...

Hashtag Trending – Canadians distrust social media; Super Micro moves production; Amazon’s delivery network dominates

Canadians are leery of social media, but not as much as the U.S., according to a new report, Super Micro is moving production away from China, and Amazon is ready to make one-day shipping the default for Prime members. ...

Huawei P30 Pro review: a telescope in your pocket

Pushing camera performance to new heights, the Huawei P30 Pro is my new favourite phone thus far. Its trailing benchmark scores, particularly its graphics performance, won’t affect the phone’s usability for business users. That deterrent is further diminished by its superb set of cameras, whi ...

Does Canadian Privacy Law Matter if it Can’t be Enforced?

It has long been an article of faith among privacy watchers that Canada features better privacy protection than the United States. While the U.S. relies on binding enforcement of privacy policies alongside limited sector-specific rules for children and video rentals, Canada’s private sector priva ...

Cyber Security Today: Warning about connected devices, cyber advice for manufacturers and find fake celebrities

Today's podcast looks at a vulnerability found in millions of Internet connected devices like security cameras, my take on a cyber conference for manufacturers and learn to spot fake social media pages ...

Facebook is still a juggernaut of a stock, this fund manager says

All eyes will be watching quarterly earnings due Wednesday from Facebook (Facebook Stock Quote, Chart NASDAQ:FB), which are expected to involve a drop in profit as the social media giant grapples with ongoing privacy and fake news issues. But investors need to look beyond the headlines to get a goo ...

Facebook bans Canadian groups for violating hate policy

Company lists individuals and groups violating its community standards policy. Meanwhile UK announces proposed regulation of social media companies ...