Shaw Communications Inc. appears to see its approach to protecting customer privacy to be a competitive advantage and important to its customers. It has issued the following press release, just to make sure you know what side they are on:
Shaw will Continue to Defend Customer Privacy: "
Monday April 25, 8:05 am ET
CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2005--Shaw Communications Inc. announced today that it strongly opposes an appeal by the Canadian Recording Industry Association ("CRIA") in the Federal Court of Appeals that would require the Company to disclose personal information about its Internet customers who share or swap music files. Shaw appeared in front of the Federal Court of Appeals to reaffirm this position.
In March 2004, the Federal Court of Canada confirmed that Canadian Internet Service Providers ("ISPs") like Shaw are not required to disclose personal information about their Internet customers to representatives of the CRIA. The Court's decision fundamentally underscored the importance of protecting the privacy of Canadian Internet users. CRIA is seeking to overturn the decision.
"We will continue to defend and safeguard the privacy of our customers," said Jim Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Shaw. "We have a responsibility to our customers to ensure that their privacy is respected and protected and we will remain steadfast in this position."
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet, Digital Phone and satellite direct-to-home ("DTH") services to approximately 3.0 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is a member of the S&P/TSX 60 index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.NV.B, NYSE - SJR).
Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B - News; NYSE:SJR - News)
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