Privacy Commissioner concerned about Google Glass, sends letter to Google

Data privacy authorities around the world, including Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, have sent an open letter to Google Inc., outlining their concerns with Google Glass. Thirty-seven provincial and international privacy offices from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2013 Candice So

Canada’s privacy watchdog calls for sharper teeth in digital age

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada wants to beef up privacy laws to keep up with the pace of the digital age and its endless thirst for acquiring personal information, the office announced today.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Privacy watchdog’s Web sweep looks for poor privacy policies

Businesses who collect their customers’ data online need to be clear and transparent in their privacy policies or risk breaking privacy laws, says Jennifer Stoddart, the federal privacy commissioner. From May 6 to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2013 Candice So

Privacy Commissioner satisfied with response from ‘leaky’ Web sites

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has received responses from all of the organizations that were found to be leaking users’ personal information, the office tells ITBusiness.ca.At the end of September, the commissioner reported

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Experts call for Privacy Commissioner to reveal data leaking Web sites

Ottawa-based privacy advocates are calling on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's office to release the names of popular Web sites that leaked personal information to third parties, following the commissioner's announcement made yesterday.Jennifer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner shouldn’t be in the business of keeping secrets

After some of the most-visited Canadian Web sites gave away our personal information without asking us, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is choosing to help keep the offending firms’ secret. Apparently the privacy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Nexopia site breaches youth privacy, commissioner says

Canada's federal privacy commissioner says Nexopia still hasn't done enough to meet privacy laws and is willing to take the youth-oriented social networking site to federal court over the matter.Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart'soffice

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Companies exposing Canadians’ personal information face no penalty

By Brian Jackson As social networking becomes more popular and online advertisers seek more effective ways to target their messages, our society is trying to cope with how to protect our privacy while

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook claims ‘misrepresentation’ behind Canadian privacy probe

Despite its release of new controls for users, Facebook's continuing saga of security and privacy gaffs persists in shining a spotlight on social media security challenges.It was about two years ago that Canada's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google ‘carelessly’ broke Canadian law, Privacy Commissioner says

A careless engineer and failure to follow procedure are to blame for private e-mails being read by Google Street View cars driving through Canadian neighbourhoods, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner says. Google

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Buzz blowup – Google defends itself after censure by privacy watchdogs

Google Inc., on Tuesday, was given a stern warning by an international group of privacy advocates spearheaded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.Jennifer Stoddart played a key role in organizing privacy watchdogs from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canada’s privacy watchdogs turn spotlight on technology

Privacy commissioners at the federal and provincial level are both honing their approach to the challenges of protecting personal information rights in a digital age. Technology is often seen as either a way

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner: We’re our own worst enemy

TORONTO – One of the biggest threats to privacy and security in this country today is ourselves, according to the federal privacy commissioner.“The human species is capable of defeating security technology,” said Jennifer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki