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

SAP SuccessFactors offers Canadian data centre to address customer privacy concerns

Canadian customers of human capital management software as a service (SaaS) SuccessFactors will now have the option of storing their data on native soil, according to SAP Canada Inc. A data centre in

Published on: May 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

The CSE has been tracking the file uploads and downloads of millions of people everyday, a Snowden document shows

Canada's digital spying agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), has been taking the lead on using a service allowing it to track up to 15 million uploads and downloads of files everyday, according

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Candice So

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner calls for more government accountability in post-Snowden era

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 4:10 PM ET. The federal government and arm's length Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) must do more to answer questions

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

World Wide Web inventor hosts Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ on web’s 25th anniversary

Tim Berners-Lee - or Sir Tim, since receiving a knighthood in 2004 - will mark the 25th anniversary of his invention of the World Wide Web by hosting an open question and answer

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

A look ahead at next week’s RSA conference

With the RSA conference kicking off Feb. 24 in San Francisco, there’s a lot of buzz around what may – or may not – be revealed during one of the cyber security industry’s

Published on: February 21st, 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

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So

CSEC’s airport tracking in support of ‘lawful access’ erodes trust of Canadians

With an estimated 300 spy agency requests for help with domestic investigations, responsibility for sharing data with the "Five Eyes" foreign intelligence network and an oversight mechanism that has been called "flimsy at

Published on: January 31st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

Ron Deibert: Internet freedom comes down to a ‘clash of two world views’

For anyone following cybersecurity and digital privacy, 2013 has been a whirlwind. When former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden took the lid off of U.S.’ cybersurveillance activities this past June, unleashing

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So

Why your data is safer in the cloud: Protecting your digital assets across borders

It’s a common misconception that storing your data in the cloud isn’t as secure as keeping it in-house, especially if the cloud service provider is outside your home country. While navigating the complex

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Edward Snowden Time Magazine’s runner-up for person of the year

The 30-year-old National Security Agency contractor that leaked top secret documents about extensive cyber-surveillance programs is the runner-up to Pope Francis for Time Magazine's person of the year. Now in exile in Moscow

Published on: December 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Michael Geist on how the ‘Snowden fallout’ impacts business

The world is still reeling after National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified documents to The Guardian newspaper. Those documents detailed the level of surveillance the NSA is engaging in on

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson