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

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

Doing the right thing

It wasn't that long ago that I wrote an online column lamenting the loss of good corporate citizenship. Why is it, I asked, that so many IT companies, many of them based in

Published on: November 18th, 2005 Martin Slofstra