More than a means to poke or tweet, social networking sites have evolved from simple messaging tools to a public showcase of the manner in which we live our day-to-day lives. To what extent do we have an expectation of privacy over the data that we voluntarily upload and display on our social networks?
On January 25 of this year, the CRTC released a controversial decision affirming the right of internet service providers to charge for internet services based on usage. Shortly after the decision’s publication, individuals, consumer rights groups and small businesses embarked on a public campaign against the ruling. The CRTC is currently in the process of reconsidering the decision and cabinet has stated that it will overturn the ruling if the CRTC does not.
If you're a "Facebooker" or on any other social or professional networking sites, you may want to consider your answer.
Thanks to our friends in Winnipeg, on Friday, June 2, 2010 a class action lawsuit was filed against Facebook in Manitoba's Court of Queen’s Bench. The lawsuit claimed Facebook wronged its members by contravening more than a dozen laws. Some of those laws are statutory and some, perhaps more interesting, are common law based.