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Regulators in Canada are poised to open a formal investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance

/The Associated Press, Dec. 17, 2013/ –  Canada’s Competition Bureau indicated in a filing made in an Ottawa federal court last week that it suspects that Google Inc. has been breaking the country’s antitrust laws. Regulators are seeking a court order that would require Google’s Canadian subsidiary to furnish antitrust investigators with internal company records. [Read More…]

Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL): final regulations and coming into force

/Alex Cameron, Fasken Martineau LLP, Dec. 13, 2013/ –  Despite sustained opposition from a wide range of businesses and other organizations, the Canadian government has finalized its controversial anti-spam legislation – known as Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) – and announced that it will be bringing the law into force starting on July 1, 2014. [Read More…]

PR Agencies Need to Understand the Digital Communication Laws

/Danny Brown, Manager, Social Engagement and Insights at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Dec. 16, 2013/ –  This morning, I received an email from Toronto-based PR agency Paradigm PR about a new partnership between NBA Canada and Foot Locker Canada. I’m guessing the agency’s client is NBA Canada, since they offered an interview with Dan MacKenzie (although the email spelled it MacKenize), VP and General Manager of NBA Canada, to discuss the partnership. Unfortunately, what stood out for me was not the chat opportunity, but the complete lack of any kind of Unsubscribe option at the end of the email. [Read More…]

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