Privacy Commissioner offers $50,000 to fund privacy research projects

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is offering up to $50,000 for year-long projects that will advance privacy knowledge in one year, the office announced yesterday. Looking for proposals that specifically deal with Canada’s

Published on: September 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ontario privacy complaints hit new record in 2011, commissioner reports

A record number of complaints and freedom of information requests were made to the office of Ontario's privacy commissioner last year, according to the commissioner's annual report released today.The 277 privacy complaints closed

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

iPhone tracking controversy & PlayStation breach: Both unacceptable and avoidable

The following is an excerpt from Commissioner Cavoukian’s keynote presentation at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium on May 5, 2011. Privacy by Disaster is what you get when you don’t do Privacy by

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Video Rewind: Privacy by Design in the smart grid

In her blog post today on, Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian calls for her privacy by design philosophy to be applied to mobile devices and applications.For the past decade, Cavoukian has been

Published on: March 15th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Privacy amendments lack teeth, critics say

Privacy experts area applauding a bill currently before parliament that would require Canadian businesses to disclose when they lose customer data, but saying it must go further and also put penalties in place.

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian Facebook users take cautious approach, poll shows

Most Canadian Facebook users describe themselves as cautious about their privacy and have adjusted their settings accordingly, according to a new poll conducted for little more than half of survey respondents selected

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Privacy watchdog needs sharper teeth

Elizabeth Denham played a key role in the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's public consultations held over the spring and summer.The assistant commissioner at the time, Denham explained in this video that the

Published on: August 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

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

Protecting privacy in a nation of Facebook addicts

Saying Canadians are addicted to Facebook isn't an exaggeration. Download the Podcast. Seven million Canadians have a profile on the social networking site – which means about one in five of our population

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson