iPhone tracking controversy & PlayStation breach: Both unacceptable and avoidable

The following is an excerpt from Commissioner Cavoukian’s keynote presentation at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium on May 5, 2011. Privacy by Disaster is what you get when you don’t do Privacy by

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Taking privacy mobile: Embedding the principles of Privacy by Design

Mobile technologies are increasingly ubiquitous, and provide us with growing opportunities to stay connected and informed from anywhere, at any time. But these same technologies can raise significant privacy concerns. Some concerns arise

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Privacy by Design comes to power: Protecting personal information in the Smart Grid

 The current electrical grid is seen by some as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century.  But it is increasingly out of date and overburdened.  Efforts to modernize the grid – making

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Privacy by Design a must for small tech startups

Small businesses must do their part to ensure privacy when creating technology products and dealing with customer's personal information, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner.The law of the land and the

Published on: January 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

2011: The decade of Privacy by Design starts now

The Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington-based think tank that promotes responsible data practices, recently posted its First Annual List of Privacy Ins and Outs.  It’s a playful – but insightful – look

Published on: January 15th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

OLG's winning biometric encryption strategy

For several years now, I have been a very vocal proponent of Privacy by Design (PbD) – the concept of engineering privacy directly into the design of new technologies, business processes, and networked

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Video Rewind: ‘Privacy by Design’ approach gains international recognition

If you've had a conversation with Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian in the past several years, she's probably mentioned her "positive-sum paradigm" to you.Ontario's privacy watchdog has long championed her model

Published on: November 4th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Onus on tech firms to build responsible privacy controls: a guest blog from MaRS

In my last blog entry, I wrote about Privacy by Design: The Gold Standard – my annual event that focuses on the implementation of new technologies and business practices that can deliver tangible

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Ann Cavoukian