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

Americans get a crash course on selling to Canadians

It's well known that the Canadian dollar has been in the US$0.90 range for quite some time now. Manufacturers (including those in our own IT sector) are naturally bewailing this, since it makes

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Charles Whaley

Advocacy group finds retailers aren’t complying with privacy legislation

A recent study released by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) found some retailers aren't complying with Canada's federal privacy law governing the private sector.The study, funded by the Privacy

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Privacy network to provide forum for business on legal issues

Public and private sector organizations have banded together to create one of North America's first networks where businesses can access information on and discuss issues related to privacy law.In March, Microsoft Canada Co.,

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Privacy experts call for tougher penalties

TORONTO - With PIPEDA up for review in the coming months, Canadian governments should take the opportunity to look at adopting privacy legislation that has stiffer penalties and is more clearly defined in

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Standard to establish electronic records as evidence

After more than three years of development, the Canadian General Standards Board recently released a standard that outlines how to ensure records generated from electronic information systems are reliable, authentic and trustworthy.The CGSB

Published on: March 6th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

MS privacy chief looks to Canada for pointers

“One of the benefits that Canada enjoys is that in some respects the legislation in Canada was created by business,” said Peter Cullen, former corporate privacy officer for Royal Bank of Canada, in

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Panel encourages business to regard privacy as a tool for growth

When dealing with privacy issues, enterprises must move beyond fear and look at security as the key innovator to fuel growth, according to privacy experts.Speaking to a roomful of security, IT and executive

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Despite unfounded privacy concerns, biometrics provides superior security

In a survey of IT decision-makers conducted by Forrester Research Inc., 13 per cent of respondents said they predicted their companies will be using biometrics by the end of 2005 (please see Most

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Privacy on Trial

Privacy, once lost, is impossible to regain. Maintaining privacy against the inroads of commercial interests and protecting it so that only those with authorization can access it has become a do-good and do-no-harm

Published on: November 18th, 2005 Andrew Allentuck