New ITAC report encourages government to promote a ‘data marketplace’

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) wants to see Canada become a leader in developing what it calls a "data-driven digital economy"; and to that end is encouraging the federal government to

Published on: July 25th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

New Zealand company violated rights of Canadians, says privacy commissioner

How far can companies go using personal information of people copied from a publicly-available website? Not far at all if it involves Canadians who don't give their consent, according to a decision released

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

Recent press around the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, passed last week, may have Canadian business leaders wondering how they're going to comply with another foreign privacy law, but a leading expert

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

RightsCon Report: Few on panel support right to be forgotten

European privacy regulators recognize people the right to have search engines de-index years-old sensitive information about them – including criminal convictions and dropped charges – as a so-called ‘right to be forgotten.’ So

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Howard Solomon

New Facebook data breach may include messages of 48 million users, House of Commons committee told

The cyber security firm that uncovered a data breach involving a B.C.-based firm with links to Cambridge Analytica is aware of another Facebook data breach that may involve the private messages of as

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner’s Facebook investigation expands to include AggregateIQ

Two of Canada's privacy watchdogs will combine their efforts, and their files, to do a joint investigation of Facebook and AggregateIQ, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. The federal

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

This one link is the only way to truly delete your Facebook profile

Nine years after the Privacy Commissioner of Canada requested that Facebook make its account deletion option more accessible, the link to do so remains as hidden and hard to find as ever. Meanwhile,

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner wants answers from Facebook regarding Cambridge Analytica data breach

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien issued a statement to CTV News and other media yesterday saying that it plans to reach out to Facebook regarding the misuse of its data by a

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Cybersecurity tops BLG’s legal business risks for 2018

Cyber security is the biggest legal challenge that organizations must confront in 2018, according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP. Businesses across Canada will have to follow in Alberta’s footsteps, currently, the only province

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadians still don’t know if they are among 57 million victims of Uber breach

As the ramifications of Uber’s stunning admission it hid from the public that hackers made off in 2016 with personal information on 57 million riders and drivers around the world are still shaking

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Howard Solomon

Google’s secret Android location tracking is latest failure to respect privacy

This week's revelation that Google Inc. is collecting precise location data about Android users without their permission is just the latest example of the search giant's history of privacy blunders. Those that remember

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Big data never forgets!

Remember when a small mistake you made early in your life could be forgotten with the passage of time? No longer! Big data remembers it all. Time was if you had a minor

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

New data breach notification standards should be flexible, adaptive, ITAC says

As Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) prepares to release a second version of the country’s new data breach notification standards this fall, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) hopes the

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Privacy Commissioner’s office weighs in on proposed data breach regulations

Canadian businesses that fall victim to data breaches will soon be required to notify users that their personal data has been compromised, if Canada's privacy commissioner has his way. The commissioner's office recently

Published on: July 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood