Beware the privacy and security risks of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) may offer vast improvements in convenience and efficiency, but how secure is it, and do we need to protect ourselves from it? The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Published on: April 29th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

Inform customers of data breach or pay $100,000 per case: new privacy bill

Updated Apr. 8, 2014 at 5:19pm ET by Candice So to include comments from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Businesses and organizations will be formally required to tell individual customers and the Privacy

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Candice So

SMBs with no e-waste plan are throwing money out the window, study says

Most SMBs in Ontario are dumping their electronic castoffs instead of recycling them – and wasting valuable opportunities to save time and money for their businesses in doing so, a new survey says.A

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Christine Wong

Privacy amendments lack teeth, critics say

Privacy experts area applauding a bill currently before parliament that would require Canadian businesses to disclose when they lose customer data, but saying it must go further and also put penalties in place.

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Facebook falls short of privacy obligations to Canada, says law group

Facebook has failed to meet the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's requirements to improve user privacy controls before the Sept. 1 deadline, according to a University of Ottawa-based law group.The Canadian Internet Policy and

Published on: August 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canada’s privacy watchdog needs more teeth, says asst. commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada may need stronger powers to deal with challenges posed by the likes of Facebook and Google, says assistant commissioner Elizabeth Denham.Denham and Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Facebook won’t commit to Canada’s privacy watchdog recommendations yet

Facebook has been put on notice to comply with Canadian privacy laws within 30 days and says it willcontinue to work with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to boost privacy controls and make

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook says ‘misrepresentations’ behind Canadian privacy probe

The Federal Privacy Commissioner's investigation into Facebook's alleged violation of Canadian privacy law is based on "misrepresentations" of the social network's policies, according to a Facebook advisory board member.It could have been settled

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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

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

SWIFT scandal exposes PIPEDA holes

A New York Times article last June revealed that, according to Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's Report of Findings, “the United States Treasury used administrative subpoenas to access tens of thousands of records from

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

Privacy law’s critics square off over notification issues

A review of Canada's privacy law has resumed amid calls for more power for the Privacy Comissioner and mandatory security breach notification by Canadian enterprises.The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy, and

Published on: February 7th, 2007 Briony Smith

Is on-demand in demand?

In a relatively short time, computers have evolved from massive machines that took up whole rooms and weeks of setup time for the elite few who could afford or access them to small

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Poonam Khanna