Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert spoke with The Globe and Mail’s telecom reporter Christine Dobby about recent issues related to the privacy of telecommunications customers’ personal information.
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In this post we explain how Canadians can issue requests to their telecommunications companies to learn what personal information those companies collect, retain, and disclose about them. We argue that Canadians should do this both to empower themselves and to enable Canadian policy experts and government officials to better hold the companies to account.
Christopher Parsons was interviewed by a number of media outlets throughout March, focusing on government access to telecommunications data held by private companies, and on companies’ internal data handling practices.
Source: Peter Micek
The chickens are coming home to roost. Lars Nyberg resigned yesterday as CEO of TeliaSonera, the Sweden-based global telecommunications company, in the wake of an investigation into a 3G licensing deal in Uzbekistan.
Hopes rose on Tuesday for a compromise agreement that would keep intrusive government regulation of the Internet from being enshrined in a global treaty.
Source: Jemima Kiss, The Guardian
Have you ever noticed that wherever you are in the world, every telephone keypad looks the same? Or wondered why satellites don’t crash into each other?
New International Telecommunication Union Resource Center put together by the Centre for Democracy and Technology.
Source: Anthony Rutkowski, CircleID
The awkwardly named International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) by any measure is a highly unusual body.
Source: Shauvik Ghosh, livemint.com
The government could make more than Rs. 1 trillion if the proposal to charge the country’s incumbent telecom service providers a one-time fee for the spectrum they have is accepted by the cabinet.
Source: Evan Osnos, The New Yorker
What do we mean when we say a Chinese company has “close ties to the government”? Or is “connected to the military”? And does this matter?