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81 per cent of Canadians fear for their personal information if Canadian government is hacked

June 20, 2018, OTTAWA - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released Canada's Internet Factbook today, which includes statistics about Canada's internet and Canadians' online habits, perceptions and experiences. This includes worries around the security of private information, with 81 per cent of Canadians expressing concern about the security of their personal information held by a government department in the event of a cyberattack .


CIRA report: Grassroots organizations share gaps and solutions for Canada’s internet

June 13, 2018, OTTAWA - Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released The gap between us: Perspectives on building a better online Canada, which captures the experiences, opinions and proposed solutions of 70 grassroots organizations across Canada working to make the internet better for Canadians. These organizations, working on the frontlines of Canada's internet, share a narrative of haves and have-nots, including Canadians who lack the ability to get online or the skills to do so safely and effectively, as well as the organizations who serve them. Gaps and solutions are highlighted in internet infrastructure, access, digital literacy and funding.


CIRA announces over $1 million in funding to make Canada’s internet better

June 11, 2018, OTTAWA - Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority announced 28 organizations from across Canada who will receive a grant from its Community Investment Program. This program provides roughly $1 million annually to Canadian not-for-profits, charities and academic institutions doing good things for and through the Canadian internet. To date, CIRA has provided $5.45 million in grants for projects that improve digital literacy, internet infrastructure, access and online services.


SWIFT Partners with CIRA to measure internet performance

SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) announced that it is partnering with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to launch an Internet Performance Test (IPT) to help connect everyone in Southwestern Ontario, Caledon, and the Niagara Region.






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