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On May 1, 2020, the Province of Alberta launched ABTraceTogether, an Android and iOS compatible contact tracing app users voluntarily download for tracing and notifying users who may have been exposed to COVID-19. ABTraceTogether is used by Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) to supplement manual contact tracing completed by public health officials. ABTraceTogether was announced just prior to the issuance in May 2020 of joint guidance by the federal and provincial privacy commissioners…

On January 17, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the “Commission”) published Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-11 (Application of regulatory obligations directly to non-carriers offering and providing telecommunications services) (“Policy 2017-11”).Under Policy 2017-11, the Commission directed resellers (also known as non-carriers), as a condition of offering and providing any telecommunications services in Canada, to abide by all applicable existing consumer safeguard obligations set out in Policy 2017-11, including the obligation to register with the…