Is the ‘right to be forgotten’ on Google contrary to the public good?

By Anna Gale, Fueled There have always been concerns about how users can protect themselves online, even before the Internet became as prevalent in people’s lives as it is now. Every now and then,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Fueled

Political staff should be punished for deleting records: Privacy Commissioner

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 3:57 PM ET. Ontario's top government leaders and their staff should be bound by law to ensure records are maintained

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner calls for more government accountability in post-Snowden era

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 4:10 PM ET. The federal government and arm's length Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) must do more to answer questions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

#ITBprivacy: An ITBusiness.ca Twitter chat

Updated on June 26, 2014, at 2:38pm: We just had a great Twitter chat with outgoing Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and Monica Goyal of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2014 Candice So

Could the Canadian public service ever store data in the cloud?

When speaking about cloud, the terms “data sovereignty” and “data residency” come up frequently.  Within the private sector, there is still a great deal of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about topics such

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Brian Bourne

Critics of Microsoft’s XP patch decision fail to see the big picture

Punditry is a never ending race to distract and influence large audiences with antagonistic points of view put forward by quasi-intellectual iconoclasts. Often derided as irrelevant, the practice is alive and well in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Bionym’s Nymi: bringing ‘persistent security’ to the masses

Toronto-based Bionym finally demoed their heartbeat authentication bracelet , Nymi, in front of a live audience of the latest We Are Wearables meetup in Toronto on Monday. Designed and (almost) brought to market

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Karim Kanji

MobileIron launches screen sharing app, VPN tunnel for mobile devices

With more businesses trying to safeguard the data on their employees’ mobile devices, a growing number of security vendors are bringing out mobile device management products. Enter MobileIron Inc., which has just launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Candice So

iBeacon: Apple’s stealth technology nears breakthrough in location-based marketing area

When Apple Inc. launches something, it's not usually a quiet affair. A typical launch-day event for a new iPhone, iPad, or MacBook will see San Francisco's Yuerba Buena Gardens packed with media live

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

The trouble with Canada’s Digital Privacy Act

Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian has been in the news this week, following her investigation into Canada’s practice of sharing personal (health) information stored by the Canadian Police Information Centre with U.S. border

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 21st, 2014 Tony Drake

Digital Privacy Act allows companies to hand over customer information without warrant or consent

Canada's Research Chair of Internet and e-commerce law is concerned that the newly introduced Digital Privacy Act could actually result in the personal information of more Canadians being given away without their consent

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Facebook updates user privacy controls

Facebook is rolling out some changes to its privacy controls aimed at simplifying how its users share information with the audiences they want and educating those users on what's happening with their information

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CRA shuts down netfile service over Heartbleed concerns

With just over two weeks to go before the April 30 tax deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency has shut down parts of its website over security concerns around the newly-discovered Heartbleed vulnerability. A

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Digital Privacy Act will require firms to report data breaches: Moore

In the slew of announcements from the Digital Canada 150 strategy today, measures to protect privacy weren’t forgotten – while details about updates to privacy legislation were scant, it was made clear the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Candice So