Statement by Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC, on the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, September 30, 2013 — Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), has issued the following statement:

“The CRTC is pleased to see that the members of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) met their commitment to join the GSM Association and use the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) database before the September 30, 2013 deadline.

This concrete action, in conjunction with the CWTA’s public-education campaign which includes the ProtectYourData.ca website, will help protect Canadians against the potentially damaging implications of device theft.”

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