Data Collection

Apple Restricts Apps From Collecting Data About Your Friends

Last week, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines after unveiling iOS 12. The new guidelines introduce policies for remote mirroring apps, removing cryptocurrency mining apps, and free trials. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple also quietly updated its data sharing rules in the process. The new regulations restrict developers from collecting user...

Winnipeg Mayor Says Police Use of Fake Cell Towers Poses No Concerns

According to a new report from CBC News, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said that he has no concerns with his police service potentially using electronic surveillance devices. Among the devices is a set of fake cellular towers that would allow the Winnipeg Police Service to intercept mobile communications data. Bowman, who was a privacy lawyer...

CRTC to Investigate Bell’s New Data Collection Policy

Two weeks back, Bell officially announced that it will launch an online advertising platform based on tracking customers’ habits online, starting from the 16th of November. While all customers will automatically be enrolled into this program, consumers can however opt out. Though law specialist Michael Geist believes the only option to opt out offered is to not receive relevant...

Bell Will Know Virtually Everything About You As It Begins Collecting Data On Nov. 16

Bell notified its customers last week that the company will start collecting detailed information about their consumption habits in order to offer “relevant ads”, beginning November 16. But as the Canadian telecom giant begins to track its customers' account data such as which products they use, device types, payment patterns, language preferences, gender and age, technology law specialist Michael...