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Google is covered by Canada’s privacy law, Federal Court of Appeal rules

A Canadian court has again rejected Google’s claim for an exemption from federal privacy law for its search engine results in case raising the...

Microsoft promises to protect Copilot customers from copyright infringement claims

Last week, Microsoft announced the Copilot Copyright Commitment, aimed at protecting Copilot customers from copyright infringement claims. If a third-party sues a commercial customer for...

Competition Bureau ordered to pay millions to Rogers and Shaw for challenging the merger

In March 2022, the Competition Bureau set out to block the Rogers C$26 billion takeover of Shaw. Now it is being ordered to pay...

Class action against Government of Canada advances following 2020 CRA privacy breach

The Federal Court of Canada has certified the class action filed against the Government of Canada over the spate of cyber incidents that took...

Media groups urge the Competition Bureau to investigate Meta’s news blocking

The CBC, News Media Canada, and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters have filed an application with the Competition Bureau asking it to investigate Meta’s...

First Canadian class action suit filed in GoAnywhere MFT hacks

Several proposed class action lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. stemming from the exploitation and data thefts in January from a vulnerability in...

Coffee Briefing Jul. 18 – Musk aims to get a grip on reality using AI; Scotiabank and Xero join forces to support Canada’s small...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed...

Shopify to fight CRA’s request to obtain 6 years of records from Canadian merchants

Chief executive officer of Shopify Tobias Lutke tweeted on Friday that the company intends to fight a request from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)...

Government powers under Canada’s proposed cybersecurity law should be limited: Rights groups

Parliament must limit government powers over the private sector in the proposed Canadian cybersecurity legislation, say several civil rights groups, arguing the current version...

Reuters reports EU approval of Broadcom’s VMware buy imminent

Reuters reported today that U.S. chip maker Broadcom is set to gain conditional EU antitrust approval for its proposed US$61 billion acquisition of VMware. According...

Shopify files motion in Texas court to crack down on “patent trolls”

Yesterday, Shopify filed a motion in a Texas court in an attempt to crack down on so-called  “patent trolls”. These are usually shell companies that...

Ericsson whistleblower hits jackpot with US$279M payout

Additional activity relating to the resolved bribery case with Swedish telecommunications firm Ericsson and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) occurred last week, with...

Meta hit with US$1.3B fine over GDPR data privacy violations

Meta has been hit with a record 1.2 billion euro (US$1.3 billon) fine by the European Union following an investigation into Facebook’s transfers of...

Former Uber CSO sentenced to probation for data breach cover-up

Former Uber Technologies chief security officer (CSO) Joseph Sullivan was sentenced to probation Thursday for trying to cover up a 2016 data breach and...

Google has to pay Quebec man $500,000 for not deleting link to defamatory article

Google has been ordered to pay a Quebec man $500,000 in moral damages for not removing a link in its search engine to an...

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