#ITBprivacy: An ITBusiness.ca Twitter chat

Updated on June 26, 2014, at 2:38pm: We just had a great Twitter chat with outgoing Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and Monica Goyal of

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Candice So

Could the Canadian public service ever store data in the cloud?

When speaking about cloud, the terms “data sovereignty” and “data residency” come up frequently.  Within the private sector, there is still a great deal of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about topics such

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Brian Bourne

Critics of Microsoft’s XP patch decision fail to see the big picture

Punditry is a never ending race to distract and influence large audiences with antagonistic points of view put forward by quasi-intellectual iconoclasts. Often derided as irrelevant, the practice is alive and well in

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Bionym’s Nymi: bringing ‘persistent security’ to the masses

Toronto-based Bionym finally demoed their heartbeat authentication bracelet , Nymi, in front of a live audience of the latest We Are Wearables meetup in Toronto on Monday. Designed and (almost) brought to market

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Karim Kanji

MobileIron launches screen sharing app, VPN tunnel for mobile devices

With more businesses trying to safeguard the data on their employees’ mobile devices, a growing number of security vendors are bringing out mobile device management products. Enter MobileIron Inc., which has just launched

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Candice So

iBeacon: Apple’s stealth technology nears breakthrough in location-based marketing area

When Apple Inc. launches something, it's not usually a quiet affair. A typical launch-day event for a new iPhone, iPad, or MacBook will see San Francisco's Yuerba Buena Gardens packed with media live

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

The trouble with Canada’s Digital Privacy Act

Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian has been in the news this week, following her investigation into Canada’s practice of sharing personal (health) information stored by the Canadian Police Information Centre with U.S. border

Published on: April 21st, 2014 Tony Drake

Digital Privacy Act allows companies to hand over customer information without warrant or consent

Canada's Research Chair of Internet and e-commerce law is concerned that the newly introduced Digital Privacy Act could actually result in the personal information of more Canadians being given away without their consent

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Facebook updates user privacy controls

Facebook is rolling out some changes to its privacy controls aimed at simplifying how its users share information with the audiences they want and educating those users on what's happening with their information

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CRA shuts down netfile service over Heartbleed concerns

With just over two weeks to go before the April 30 tax deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency has shut down parts of its website over security concerns around the newly-discovered Heartbleed vulnerability. A

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Digital Privacy Act will require firms to report data breaches: Moore

In the slew of announcements from the Digital Canada 150 strategy today, measures to protect privacy weren’t forgotten – while details about updates to privacy legislation were scant, it was made clear the

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Candice So

Industry Minister unveils Canada’s digital economy strategy in Waterloo

Industry Minister James Moore unveiled a long-awaited national digital economy strategy at Waterloo-based OpenText Corp this morning in an announcement that was live-streamed online. The plan, dubbed Digital Canada 150, will include 39

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

There may be no data sovereignty in the cloud: McAfee chief privacy officer

One of the most talked about issues today is that of data privacy.  And, in the digital world, the privacy of one’s data matters and needs to be vigilantly protected.  Whether you are

Published on: February 5th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

The 6 most effective security measures for retailers

Data breaches are in the news in full force so far in 2014. First there was the colossal Target security breach that compromised over 100 million customer accounts and may yet impact hundreds of

Published on: February 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa