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In Touch with e-Consumer Protection? [EPUB]

In Touch with e-Consumer Protection? [EPUB]

The Consumers Council of Canada's conference concerning e-consumer protection themes, documented in this report, created a timely opportunity for thought leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to discuss existing and emerging trends and consumer rights and responsibilities in e...

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Residential Intensification: The Impact on Consumers [EPUB]

Residential Intensification: The Impact on Consumers [EPUB]

Consumers Council of Canada invited 12 individuals representing the housing industry, skilled experts, and consumers, to join a panel to examine the impact of residential intensification. Panel members looked at where we have been and the shape of things to come. Following a consensus process, th...

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Improving Online Agreements: "It's Not Rocket Science!" [EPUB]

Improving Online Agreements: "It's Not Rocket Science!" [EPUB]

Studies show that Canadians are concerned about online privacy and e-commerce risk. Canadians seldom read, often for good reason, the online agreements necessary to understand and manage these risks. This report presents practical guidelines for the display of findable, usable and relevant online...

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Residential Intensification: Density and Its Discontents [EPUB]

Residential Intensification: Density and Its Discontents [EPUB]

Residential intensification has been a planning objective in Ontario for decades, but has recently followed a path quite different than in the past. The type of building that provides a home to many people can now be as tall as an office tower. New, multiple residential buildings, in Ontario and ...

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Do Smartphones Make for Smarter Consumers? [EPUB]

Do Smartphones Make for Smarter Consumers? [EPUB]

Research examining the emerging trend of large retailers in providing product and purchase information through smartphone applications. It identifies information that consumers use at point of purchase of products and the extent to which these applications meet their needs.This report is offered ...

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Cyber Threats on Mobile Devices [PDF]

Cyber Threats on Mobile Devices [PDF]

This research focused on identifying current and emerging risks and trends of cyber threats on mobile devices to the Canadian consumer; determining the nature and awareness and understanding of these risks and how, if at all, such risks can be mitigated; and recommending actions to be taken by co...

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Consumer Experiences in Online Payday Loans [EPUB]

Consumer Experiences in Online Payday Loans [EPUB]

To improve knowledge of consumers' experiences when they look for payday loans online, the Consumers Council of Canada conducted an examination of the online payday loan services available to typical Canadian consumers. This report is offered free of charge, but your voluntary payment will help s...

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Dynamic Pricing - Can Consumers Achieve the Benefits They Expect? [EPUB]

Dynamic Pricing - Can Consumers Achieve the Benefits They Expect? [EPUB]

This research report outlines the possible harms to consumers from potentially exploitative pricing practices as retail business moves to more extensive use of dynamic pricing, what consumers can do to protect themselves, how aware they are of the risks, and what business and government can do to...

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