Legislation & Regulation

EU competition legislation gives alternative browser a 250% boost

The European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA), effective from March 7, 2024, is beginning to reshape the mobile browser landscape by promoting competition and...

US Bill Aims to Unveil AI Training Data Sources Amid Copyright Concerns

In a significant move toward transparency, a bill was introduced in the US Congress on Tuesday by California Congressman Adam Schiff, targeting artificial intelligence...

One billion dollar copyright infringement killed on appeal

The $1 billion copyright infringement verdict against Cox Communications was overturned by a federal appeals court, which ruled that Cox did not directly profit...

Serious IT incidents in Canadian financial sector almost tripled in 2023

MPs told there were 28 reportable Priority 1 IT incidents in 2023, up from 10 the y

Tech industry resists government requirement to report breach in 8 hours

The U.S. tech industry is facing a significant challenge with the proposed cyber incident reporting rules by the government, which now demand IT service...

FTC says Microsoft’s layoffs at Activision Blizzard may threaten merger approval

The FTC has expressed dissatisfaction with Microsoft's layoffs at Activision Blizzard, challenging the integrity of the Microsoft-Activision deal. Despite Microsoft's earlier court assurances of...

Defence department upbraided for not doing PIAs on data extraction tools

Senior Canadian Defence Department IT officials have been rebuked by an MP for not doing a privacy impact assessment on software that can extract personal data from military members’ government-issued computing devices. Parliament’s privacy and ethics committee has been looking into a news report that 13 federal departments — including defence — have access to

Government vows to address corporate privacy worries in proposed cybersecurity law

Department officials tell MPs that government 'is aware of privacy concerns' of private sector about proposed cybersecurity incident rep