Canada’s privacy commissioner

 

“OTTAWA, May 13 (UPI) — Canada’s privacy commissioner is investigating allegations major Internet service providers can monitor customers’ online activities without consent. The University of Ottawa’s Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic complained the practice is contrary to the country’s privacy legislation, the Canwest News Service reported Tuesday. At issue is technology called Deep Packet Inspection, which providers use to slow Internet traffic during peak times for users taking a lot of bandwidth with such activities as video downloads. The clinic alleges DPI can be used to reassemble e-mail messages and to keep track of Web searches and sites visited to create profiles for targeted marketing campaigns.”

Bell Sympatico had allowed the disclosure of personal information about me to be first posted on theory customer forum, they had revealed there to all prior to my knowledge  that Bell was next going to cut of my internet service, which they subsequently did. This is a false invasion of my privacy by my ISP supplier Bell Sympatico and was, is totally unacceptable. Now the privacy commissioner should also deal with this.

Ken Englehart, the head of regulatory affairs for Rogers Communications, said the company has no interest in content but rather speed. “We don’t know what that content is. We don’t know whether it’s video or voice,” he told the news service. “It’s just being done to separate the content into two streams, so we don’t think there is any privacy issue whatsoever.”

But “tragedy113 wrote: Rogers is lying. Read the following e-mail and know that they knew my IP, exactly what I was downloading (A back up copy for a game that I already own) how I was downloading it, the time I was downloading it, the size of the file I was downloading… following is a cut down copy of the letter they sent.
Dear

you are prohibited from using the Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet service to engage in illegal activities, including activities that infringe copyright. Copies of our EUA and AUP are available at:
Where there has been a violation of our EUA and/or AUP, including the unauthorized distribution of copyright-protected material, Rogers has the right to take appropriate action against you.
Please do not reply to this e-mail.
We trust you will comply with our policies and all applicable laws in using the Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet service.
Sincerely,
EUA Management Team
Rogers Yahoo Hi-Speed Internet

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  1. Capping: The Criminal Code of Canada’s section 184.2.c.i-ii DOES NOT warrant them to do packet sniffing. It allows them to ONLY ‘sample’ traffic for quality reasons. You need to remember that these rules were drafted to stop people making their own wire taps on phone technology. What the statement is saying is that: If I am a phone tech I am allowed to connect to the line to check for hums/crackels/dead-service and then do my job to fix it. With Internet traffic you may not capture a person’s traffic unless a court order is issued to do so. The subject of traffic shaping is very different…They are looking into packet headers and making changes that are not a privacy issue…

    What you can do : Complain for a start to

    CRTC »www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/welcome.htm ,
    Competition Bureau »www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/epic···/en/Home ,
    News media
    Local MP’s, PM’s of all provinces:
    mpremier@gov.ab.ca
    premier@gov.bc.ca
    premier@leg.gov.mb.ca
    Premier@gnb.ca
    premier@gov.nl.ca
    floyd_roland@gov.nt.ca
    premier@gov.ns.ca
    rwjghiz@gov.pe.ca
    premier@gov.sk.ca
    dennis.fentie@gov.yk.ca
    compbureau@cb-bc.gc.ca
    info@ccts-cprst.ca
    infomgs@mgs.gov.on.ca
    ccbbb@canadiancouncilbbb.ca
    »https://www.premier.gov.on.ca/feedback/feedback.asp
    »www.premier.gouv.qc.ca/premier-m···en.shtml
    Honourable Jim Prentice CorrespondenceMinister@ic.gc.ca

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  2. Stop now today, the unacceptable, misleading Rogers, Bell, Videpotron ISP adds about having the fastest internet connection that do not mention the download cappings now too!!

    Rogers and Bell Sympatico has each announced super fast internet service, Everyone is misleading the customers in Canada, DSL and Cable ISP that they are providing the fastest internet speeds, but there is a catch, this is not their basic common services offered..

    but also that should be available from Rogers even only by the end of the year 2008. More bad news is that it won’t be cheap! Customers can expect to pay about $100 per month plus taxes in order to have the fastest internet connection on their block

    Bell and Rogers present adds are misleading about their speeds which are Not available in most parts of Canada firstly too

    Rogers Cable Communications today announced plans to launch an even faster internet service, which will offer customers the fastest residential service. rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Elite will provide a speed of up to 18 megabits per. Rogers Cable announced Elite high speed internet (HSI) service that it says will provide download speeds of up to 18 megabits per second. The company did not announce upload speeds.

    Bell Canada today announced the availability of Sympatico Optimax which promises maximum download speeds of 16 megabits per second (Mbps). Sympatico will offer two levels of service . A 10 Mbps service for $70 per month and a 16 Mps service for $100 per month. Both services will have a 75 GB bandwith cap. The company did not announce download speeds, however, it is expected to be the same as the Sympatico Optimax service in Montreal which has an upload speed of 1 Mbps.

    Do rightfully Make them all more honest, more transparent about the type of services, speeds they do offer now and where as well..

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