Telemarketers – not taxpayers – to pay for Do Not Call List probes

The cost of investigating and enforcing federal rules against telemarketing abuse will soon be transferred from taxpayers to the telemarketing industry itself.The federal government announced Sunday that it will move to transfercosts associated

Published on: April 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Google tries to dodge brand damage with new privacy measures

Google is taking steps to appease privacy authorities from around the world as a wealth of private Wi-Fi data inadvertently collected by Street View cars threatens to damage its brand reputation.Canadian Privacy Commissioner

Published on: November 10th, 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 ITBusiness.ca video that the

Published on: August 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google chief blasted for privacy comments

An Internet privacy watchdog has blasted Google chief executive Eric Schmidt for his comments on Internet privacy, saying his remarks suggest Google misunderstands basic lessons about why privacy is important.Lest anything be taken

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Jared Newman

Average cost of a lost business laptop is $49,000

About fifteen years ago, my husband and his colleague had their laptop computers stolen out of a car. They were fearful of reporting the incident to their boss, largely because the laptops had

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Linda Musthaler

Gmail and Google Apps could face privacy investigation following breach

A privacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google Inc.'s cloud computing services, including the popular Gmail hosted e-mail service, Google Docs and the Picasa photo sharing service, adequately

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Small Canadian firms, school division fork out $270,000 in “piracy” damages

Five Canadian organizations – four small businesses and a school division – have paid $270,091 in damages after investigations found unlicensed software installed on their computers, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) says.The five

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook says ‘misrepresentations’ behind Canadian privacy probe

The Federal Privacy Commissioner's investigation into Facebook's alleged violation of Canadian privacy law is based on "misrepresentations" of the social network's policies, according to a Facebook advisory board member.It could have been settled

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson