ISCC Blog

The Basic Problem: everything was seen as “broadcasting”

The Basic Problem: everything was seen as “broadcasting” Occasionally a disaster brings a dose of reality into the consideration of abstract issues. The COVID19 pandemic points out a glaring mistake at the heart of the BTLR report. All over North America, demand for telecommunications services is surging. Businesses are responding…...

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The Global Pandemic and Cell Phone Tracking

It seems as if the COVID19 pandemic is an occasion to fear the rise of the surveillance state. And with some justification. Since the inception of the coronavirus epidemic, a number of governments have begun to use cell phone location data as a means of monitoring the spread of Covid-19.…...

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ISCC Praises Made-in-Canada Plan for Universal High Speed Internet

Budget 2019 commits $1.7B in funding to create a fully connected Canada Download Press Release Ottawa, Ontario – Reliable access to high speed internet is fundamental to a thriving society. The Internet Society Canada Chapter applauds the federal government’s investment today of $1.7B to ensure every Canadian from coast to…...

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The Internet and Extra-Territorial Effects of Laws

Dr. Konstantinos Komaitis, Senior Director, Policy Development and Strategy at Internet Society. Dr. Konstantinos Komaitis discusses The Internet and Extra-Territorial Effects of Laws and the unintended and negative consequences of regulation with the Chair of the Internet Society Canada Chapter, Tim Denton. Click here to listen to the podcast...

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The Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program

By Katie Watson Policy Advisor The Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta, concerned they were in danger of losing their Blackfoot culture and traditions, sought out an innovative way to share it with younger generations. Elders and school officials in Piikani focused on how they could use technology to engage youth…...

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Canada’s approach to cyber security review

Public Safety Canada is conducting a consultation to review Canada’s approach to cyber security. Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISCC) will participate in this consultation to ensure that Public Safety Canada is informed of the views and ideas of Canadians on a broad range of cyber security issues and topics. Accordingly,…...

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ARIN on the Road: Ottawa and Halifax

ARIN on the Road – Ottawa:  19 May, Fairmont Chateau Laurier ARIN on the Road – Halifax:  21 May,  Marriott Halifax Harbourfront At the top of this page you will find links to the programs and registrations: https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/on-the-road/index.html...

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