Hashtag Trending – Data Privacy Day tips; Windows 10 hogs hard drive; Samsung ditches plastic packaging

How to lie and cheat your way to better online privacy; Windows 10 is going to hog more of your disk space, and Samsung makes a commitment to do something good for the

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Winston wants to protect your digital privacy – All Hands on Tech at CES 2019

Digital privacy has been a growing concern for pretty much anyone that uses the internet. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has opened a lot of eyes, and more people want to know how they

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Alex Coop

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

Recent press around the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, passed last week, may have Canadian business leaders wondering how they're going to comply with another foreign privacy law, but a leading expert

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data generated by Canadians' online activities was being collected and used - and the

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared in data harvesting scandal, official says

It’s possible Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared without their consent as part of a massive data extraction scandal, a senior leader at Facebook confirmed to the House of Commons Standing

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Adobe wants to help customers meet data privacy standards – but are they doing enough?

LAS VEGAS - When asked to articulate his company's approach to data privacy, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said he believes the software maker has "a responsibility and an obligation" to not just encourage

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Data privacy issues contributing to eight-week sales delays, says new report

Data privacy concerns are clogging up sales cycles for 65 per cent of businesses worldwide, according to a recent report from Cisco. Cisco's 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study, which surveyed nearly 3000 global

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase in Canada and worldwide

Government requests for Facebook user data are on the rise in Canada and so is the frequency with which the company is handing over at least some of that information - according to

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Alex Coop

Secure messaging scorecard shows which messaging apps are most trustworthy

How can businesses be sure the messages they're exchanging are safe from prying eyes? Encryption is a first step that many service providers are implementing, but digital civil rights organization the Electronic Frontier

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Apple refuses court order to break San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Apple Inc. is refusing to comply with a U.S. court order requiring the company to create a specialty version of its iOS software that could be used by the FBI to break into

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Safe Harbour? Say what?

Are you a Google Apps user? Do you recall getting an email that began like this? “Please note that the update below is relevant only if you process personal data and European Data

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Monica Goyal

The new privacy: Consumers want more control over their digital identity

With an increasingly connected world and the Internet of things, it's good that consumers are becoming more comfortable sharing their personal information on line. But there's a catch: they want more control over how

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras