Theories abound about data breach at Canadian airport

Various theories are being advanced to account for WestJet airline's "extraordinary" action of removing credit card check-ins from self-service kiosks at airports across Canada. The Calgary-based airline has done this in at kiosks

Published on: July 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Dealing with bunglers and prima donnas on your IT security staff

Think your security staffers are trustworthy? Competent? Knowledgeable? Ask a security professional for horror stories and you might think again.Here's one from Kevin McDonald, executive vice president at managed services provider Alvaka Networks,

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Lisa Vaas

Savings windfall for firm that moved from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail

Taylor Woodrow, a UK-based construction company, has switched its 1,800 employees' e-mail from Microsoft Outlook to enterprise Gmail. The company is also beginning to use other components of Google Apps, the suite of

Published on: July 14th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Chip maker goes to court to prevent smart cards flaws being made public

A semiconductor company is suing a Dutch university to keep its researchers from publishing information about security flaws in the RFID chips used in up to 2 billion smart cards. p>The cards are

Published on: July 14th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Privacy advocates express concern at Google’s data collection practices

The privacy concerns raised by a federal judge's order that Google Inc. turn over 12TB of data on YouTube users and their video-viewing histories to Viacom International Inc. misses an important point, according

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

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

How to safely use Facebook and LinkedIn at work

The virtual flood gates have been opened and social networking is rushing in from the personal lives of employees and into the workplace – bringing a host of concerns along with it.Facebook is

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Call to end routine laptop searches may benefit Canadian travelers

Canadian business travelers to the U.S. might not have the hassle of having their laptops searched by American border guards if lobbying by a digital rights group and an association of corporate travelers

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Grant Gross

Call to end laptop seizures could benefit Canadian travelers

Canadian business travelers to the U.S. might not have to deal for with hassle of have their laptops searched by American border guards if a lobby by a digital rights group and an

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Grant Gross

Eight easy ways to protect your company data – and reputation

With privacy laws getting more stringent, Canadian businesses need to take a hard look at their compliance policies or face dire consequences, experts say.Penalties for not playing by the book are stiff, warns

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian groups oppose government move towards “US-style” digital copyright laws

A broad alliance of Canadian consumer advocacy groups is deeply concerned the Feds may be poised to introduce legislation that mirrors U.S. digital copyright laws, which severely limit consumer rights.Coalition members include the

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ontario Privacy Commissioner on Facebook’s friends list

Listen to an interview with assistant director of privacy in Ontario, Ken Anderson While Canada's Privacy Commissioner is about to investigate whether Facebook is breaching Canada's privacy laws, Ontario's Privacy Commissioner's office is

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facebook accused of violating user trust, breaking Canadian privacy laws

Facebook is deceiving its users and breaking Canadian privacy laws, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) alleged in a complaint to Canada's Privacy Commissioner on Friday.See video: Privacy on social

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Benefits of electronic health records will soon kill privacy

In five years, the privacy debate over personal health records will be over, and you and I will be storing our medical records at a central location. Why? Because the benefits of better

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Jay Cline