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Outdated privacy laws may hamper COVID-19 tracing: Therrien

The outdated state of Canadian privacy laws may harm efforts to launch a contact tracing app intended to combat the spread of COVID-19, as privacy concerns might make Canadians hesitant to use the apps, the country's top privacy watchdog told the House industry committee on Friday. Asked by Liberal MP...

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Rogers protests Bell’s toll-free trunk time extension

Rogers Communications Inc. is protesting the CRTC's decision to extend a deadline it had previously set for BCE Inc. to install trunk connections to carry toll-free traffic between their networks.  In a Part 1 application dated May 20, and uploaded to the commission's website on Wednesday,  Rogers says...

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