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The CRTC is demanding action on ‘iCrime.’
The CRTC is demanding action on ‘iCrime.’
(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

REGULATION

CRTC cracks down on iCrime – and carriers

Wireless carriers and the federal telecommunications regulator are heading toward a showdown over the rise of mobile-device theft.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is warning that it is prepared to use regulation to force the wireless industry into setting up a national registry of stolen smartphones and tablets, as more and more consumers fall victim to so-called “iCrime.”