It's every business' worst nightmare.But just days ago it happened to a large provincial government agency.Elections Ontario fessed up to a major data breach: two USB drivescontaining unencrypted personal data - including names,
By Dr. Ann Cavoukian Nothing disappoints me more than news of yet another lost unencrypted USB key or laptop containing personal health information. Unequivocally, there have been far too many breaches of this
Support for embedding privacy into systems from the outset – the essence of Privacy by Design (PbD) – is increasingly well-established, and PbD is now being applied by leading organizations developing cutting-edge applications.
Mobile technologies are increasingly ubiquitous, and provide us with growing opportunities to stay connected and informed from anywhere, at any time. But these same technologies can raise significant privacy concerns. Some concerns arise
Small businesses must do their part to ensure privacy when creating technology products and dealing with customer's personal information, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner.The law of the land and the
The Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington-based think tank that promotes responsible data practices, recently posted its First Annual List of Privacy Ins and Outs. It’s a playful – but insightful – look
For several years now, I have been a very vocal proponent of Privacy by Design (PbD) – the concept of engineering privacy directly into the design of new technologies, business processes, and networked
If you've had a conversation with Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian in the past several years, she's probably mentioned her "positive-sum paradigm" to you.Ontario's privacy watchdog has long championed her model