Facebook hasn’t met with privacy watchdog recommendations though deadline is tomorrow

Facebook's time is up – tomorrow, 30 days will have elapsed since the Privacy Commissioner of Canada outlined several changes the social network must follow to conform with Canada's privacy law.So far, it

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

How to delete – not just ‘deactivate’ – your Facebook account

The Internet is sort of like a bizarre version of Las Vegas – what happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet… forever, and everyone can see it. Many people certainly feel that

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Five legal concerns about putting your data in the cloud

As a lawyer, the thing that concerns me about the use of cloud-based computing services is that it often involves the transfer of electronic data from internal IT infrastructure to systems managed by

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Nolan Goldberg

Facebook won’t commit to Canada’s privacy watchdog recommendations yet

Facebook has been put on notice to comply with Canadian privacy laws within 30 days and says it willcontinue to work with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to boost privacy controls and make

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook hazards – and how you can avoid them

Ignoring Facebook's privacy options--some of them fairly new and not well known--can trip up the social-networking site's users in a number of ways. Here are some that everyone who has a Facebook account

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Christopher Null

Acknowledging privacy concerns arbitrator allows Google Apps use at Canadian University

Lakehead University decreased the privacy of faculty by switching to Google's Gmail service for campus communications, but is allowed to do so because there's no requirement that they provide private e-mail communications, according

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Google knows more about you “than your mother does”

"Google knows more about you than your mother." Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, recently made that statement to this reporter. A few years ago, it might have sounded

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Telus plans to bring “patient centred” e-health system to Canada

The launch of Telus Health Space, within a year, will enable Canadians to build their own health records, gain visibility into the contents of their file, and control what information they share with

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Brutal botnet steals data from 180,000 hacked computers

Researchers from the University of California gained control over a well-known and powerful network of hacked computers for 10 days, gaining insight into how it steals personal and financial data. The botnet, known

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Canadian MP wants privacy laws updated to “accommodate” Google Street View

A Conservative MP from the Ottawa area wants to update Canada's privacy law so services like Google's Street View have a clearer road to legality.Last week Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre filed a motion

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Hospital fires 15 employees for accessing octuplet mom’s records

A Kaiser Permanente hospital located in a Los Angeles suburb has fired 15 employees and reprimanded eight others for improperly accessing the personal medical records of Nadya Suleman, the California woman who gave

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Ontario has new method to keep problem gamblers out of gaming sites

It's a strange task that Tom Marinelli has been handed – trying to keep out more than 10,000 loyal customers from 30 sites spread across Ontario.But that's what the CIO of the Ontario

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Saskatchewan cancels RFID licences while Ontario looks for off-switch

While Ontario's Privacy Commissioner is seeking to include an off-switch on the enhanced driver's licence (EDL) being rolled out in June, Saskatchewan has opted to scrap their project completely.The EDL is being deployed

Published on: March 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

How to tweak LinkedIn’s privacy settings to avoid spam

Since LinkedIn doesn't require you to share the same types of personal information as you do on Facebook, the service's privacy settings appear to be much more straightforward than its less business-oriented competitor.

Published on: March 24th, 2009 C.G. Lynch