Privacy community disapproves of privacy commissioner nominee

The federal government has announced its nominee for the next privacy commissioner of Canada - however, there has been a fair amount of dissension surrounding its choice. Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – privacy laws, e-commerce, and geolocation marketing

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button.   A handy redline of PIPEDA showing

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

myApollo an antidote to privacy concerns around social media

Facebook may still be one of the world’s top social networks, handling the data of over a billion users worldwide – but for Harvey Medcalf, CEO of Arroware Industries Inc., that’s a billion

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 25th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian privacy advocates joining Day We Fight Back campaign

Two years after the death of the Stop Online Piracy Act bill in the U.S., privacy advocates around the world are staging another online protest. This time around, it’s not to stop one

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So

Obama has promised NSA reforms, but for phones, not the Internet

With U.S. President Barack Obama announcing high-level changes to government surveillance programs at the National Security Agency (NSA) earlier today, it seems as though much has been promised - but we have yet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2014 Candice So

Did the NSA Deal Fatally Damage the RSA Brand?

Secrecy is not a poor security practice as much as a compromise of integrity. EMC's RSA Security division recently made headlines when its enterprise products were expertly hacked, undermining the security of thousands of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

#BeCASLReady – An ITBusiness.ca Twitter chat roundup

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) slated to go into force soon, businesses will no longer be able to send commercial electronic messages like emails and text messages to their customers, unless they have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2013 Candice So

How could LivingSocial’s failure do more good than harm?

When LivingSocial.com discovered that the personal information of their 50 million or so users had been stolen, they did what most companies do: they initiated an investigation and hunkered down to weather the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Technology and your business

Welcome to my first blog post on the revitalized ITBusiness.ca Web site.  My intention is to use this blog as a place to share a blend of experiences and thoughts from time to time.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2013 Brian Bourne

The risk of commoditizing security and privacy

Protecting your small business means more than checking off a few boxes If you’ve taken a stroll through office superstores or even a modern mega-bookstore you’ve no doubt noticed the abundance of ‘kits’

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

What are the risks facing your business and your data?

A secret unit of the Chinese army is linked to global cyber espionage. A recent survey indicates that the majority of Web surfing young employees don’t follow online security policies. How are emerging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 1st, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Obama’s blueprint for Internet Bill of Rights

The White House has unveiled a plan to create a “Bill of Rights” for consumer privacy on the Internet, and announced that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to comply when consumers choose

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 23rd, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

Facebook Timeline apps: 3 tips for protecting privacy

Facebook opened the floodgates to its "new class of apps" Wednesday, unveiling its partnership with more than 60 applications that let users share more about their daily lives.In September at the F8 developer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Kristin Burnham