Ontario privacy commissioner seeks solution to ‘abandoned patient records’ problem

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner is putting pressure on businesses and doctors to practice better information and records management and stem the leaking of personally identifiable information. In a report released yesterday Ann Cavoukian calls

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Ontario privacy commissioner admonishes Facebook

Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has harsh words for those not making privacy a priority -- namely Facebook and public organizations in Ontario that neglected to encrypt sensitive data.Facebook failed to

Published on: January 29th, 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

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Remote healthcare shouldn’t breach personal privacy, says Cavoukian

Remote healthcare technologies will become increasingly important as Canada's ageing population chooses to live at home instead of checking in at the seniors' home. But those technologies must be built to protect individual

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Be aware of 5 Ps when posting to Facebook, says Ontario Privacy Commissioner

"Be very proactive about protecting your online privacy," Ann Cavoukian is urging young people across the province. Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner -- as part of her outreach campaign -- has visited several

Published on: November 9th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Banning Facebook, Twitter at work could backfire, says Ontario privacy commissioner

Banning employees from visiting social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter at work isn't a good idea, according to Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian."I think it's a mistake," the privacy commissioner told

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Ontario’s new RFID driver’s licence still has privacy flaws, commissioner says

The enhanced driver's licences being made available in Ontario June 1 still aren't up to snuff when it comes to protecting personal privacy, says Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner in her annual report.Ann

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

U-Prove “offers users control” over their digital identity

Stefan Brands isn't exactly paranoid, but let's call him “privacy aware.” He's former CEO of Credentica, and the principal architect of identity and security division at Microsoft Corp. since his company was acquired

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

“Off switch” could curb privacy concerns for new Ontario driver’s licence

A U.K.-based company is eager to put its technology on your next driver's licence so you can turn your card on and off with a touch-sensitive switch.Peratech Ltd. has developed a switch that

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook Connect lets users “take control” of privacy while surfing

Facebook Connect is one log-in approach to the Web that can help users take control of their privacy while they're surfing, according to the social network.The new service, launched Dec. 4, allows any

Published on: January 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner wants off switch on new Ontario driver licenses

Ontario's Privacy Commissioner wants to give Ontarians the ability to turn off the RFID function on their new enhanced driver's licences.More specifically, Commissioner Ann Cavoukian wants a simple switch added to the RFID

Published on: January 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Privacy controversy mars Google Apps rollout at Canadian university

For Andrew Brigham, Google's offer to host Lakehead University's e-mail system was almost too good to be true.The network administrator for the Thunderbay, Ont.-based university had been struggling with a patchwork of legacy

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Privacy not at odds with technology, says Ann Cavoukian

Privacy is being eroded because of the belief that it must be traded in for improved security or increased efficiency, cautions Ontario's Privacy Commissioner.Ann Cavoukian is calling for a radically new approach that

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Your privacy, your responsibility says Ontario Privacy Commissioner

Facebook is Canada's favourite social network, but it's also in hot water over possibly breaching our privacy laws. Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukain discusses her collaboration with Facebook. While the incredibly popular network

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson