On March 30, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti, announced a new expert advisory group on online safety as the next step in developing legislation to address harmful online content. The expert advisory group...
Canada wants to force YouTube, TikTok and other video- and audio-sharing sites to prominently feature more of the country’s artists, a move that digital-law experts and former government officials call one of the most aggressive internet regulations yet from a Western country. Read more.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications’ recent guidance on its approach to intermediary liability under Canada’s anti-spam legislation is overreaching and onerous, according to lawyers working in the field. From Law Times.
Facebook is facing yet more legal trouble over the Cambridge Analytica scandal after Canada's privacy commissioner said it violated federal and provincial privacy laws. Daniel Therrien plans to take the company to federal court in the hopes of forcing Facebook to change its privacy policies. From En...
Google is banning political advertising on its platforms ahead of the Canadian federal election because of new ad transparency rules it says would be too challenging to comply with. From The Globe and Mail.
On April 16, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, issued a decision denying Google's request to change an injunction requiring it to delist search engine results globally in the Equustek case.
Read more at I&J Retrospect.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), which oversees the administration and enforcement of data privacy law, is mulling over policy reforms to offer Canadians more regulatory tools to protect their personal information online.
Read more at Reuters.