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

Canadian company pushing pill dispensing kiosk

A Canadian firm says it can help the healthcare industry cut down prescription errors and improve patient-pharmacist contact by installing automated pill dispensing kiosks at doctors' offices, clinics, drugs stores and hospitals.PharmaTrust, a

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five strategies to design – and defend – your online image

It's not what other people think of you that matters. It's what they can find out about you on the Web that will affect your ability to get a job or promotion, rent

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Lawsuit filed over electronic searches, digital device inspections at border crossings

Two civil liberties groups Thursday filed a lawsuit in a federal court in California in response to complaints from travelers of excessive screenings at border-entry points, including inspections of the data on laptops,

Published on: February 11th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Use employee monitoring tools with caution, say Canadian experts

An array of software products has flooded the market promising to help employers rein in time-wasting on the company dime. The class of applications aimed at controlling employee Web surfing – believed to

Published on: February 6th, 2008 Brian Jackson

RFID in Canadian hospitals “doesn’t mean” Big Brother’s watching

The fear of Big Brother using RFID to track hospital patients is largely unfounded.That's the conclusion of a white paper aimed at reassuring folk about privacy implications of the technology in the health-care

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Canadian copyright bill delayed

Canada's new copyright legislation is proving to be more controversial than the government may have anticipated. A bill to amend the Copyright Act was expected to be introduced Thursday by Industry Minister Jim

Published on: December 15th, 2007 Warren Lee

Compliance demands hammering Canadian companies on all fronts

Canadian businesses are feeling extreme pressure to comply with ever increasing standards and regulations, according to security technology experts.Organizations want guidance on how to rationalize compliance management and recoup its associated costs, said

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Everyone’s a CPO

I'm not sure what happened when a doctor from Sick Kids left his hard drive in the middle of Pearson International Airport, but I'm willing to bet he didn't go running to the

Published on: September 1st, 2007 Shane Schick

Smart Systems for Health stung by privacy review

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) published a report lambasting the SSHA, which is involved with a range of activities that include identity management, portal services and securing e-mail.The IPC review

Published on: May 8th, 2007 Shane Schick

IT professionals and robust processes are needed to protect privacy and compliance

Compliance is a front-of-mind issue for business today. Much of the focus, at least in large companies, is rightly focused on Sarbanes-Oxley. It's both costly and has severe legal implications.But compliance takes many

Published on: March 26th, 2007 CC Staff

Employee privacy at risk, research warns

Researchers at a symposium hosted by Canada's privacy commissioner today called on legislators and employers to strengthen employee privacy guarantees and to anticipate the implications of emerging technologies that threaten privacy rights. Employers

Published on: February 23rd, 2007 Laura Eggertson

Privacy should be valued

When companies are asked about the privacy concerns surrounding the collection of sensitive customer data, they generally have a ready answer - the information isn't identifiable as it's stored under a number, not

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Stoddart questions her powers

In terms of the Commissioner's powers, Jennifer Stoddart questions whether her so-called “ombudsman approach” lacks the order-making powers of other pieces of privacy legislation such as B.C.'s or Alberta's. On the other hand,

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki