Privacy Commissioner satisfied with response from ‘leaky’ Web sites

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has received responses from all of the organizations that were found to be leaking users’ personal information, the office tells ITBusiness.ca.At the end of September, the commissioner reported

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Experts call for Privacy Commissioner to reveal data leaking Web sites

Ottawa-based privacy advocates are calling on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's office to release the names of popular Web sites that leaked personal information to third parties, following the commissioner's announcement made yesterday.Jennifer

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

The Freezer isn’t so hot for stopping spam, critics charge

Canada's new anti-spam legislation (CASL) marks a huge shift from previous government efforts to deal with spam and that is a good thing, according to industry experts. But while they are optimistic about

Published on: February 7th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Make data breach reporting mandatory, consumer group says

Canada’s proposed new law on data breaches is a toothless piece of legislation that amounts to little more than a sugar pill when it comes to protecting consumers’ privacy and personal information, an

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Staples fails to wipe returned hard drives, Privacy Commissioner finds

The continued failure of retail giant Staples Canada Inc. to wipe personal information from all data storage devices resold in its stores after various consumer complaints is “very surprising and hugely concerning,” says

Published on: June 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Give Canada’s Privacy Commissioner the teeth it deserves

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, called for her role as privacy watch dog to be given sharper teeth on Wednesday at Canada 3.0 in Stratford, Ont. Stoddart is asking for the ability to

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Ontario Privacy Commissioner takes stand against recent ‘disasters’

Speaking at a Toronto-based privacy conference today and in a blog post on ITBusiness.ca, Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian calls the recent privacy breaches involving Apple and Sony "unacceptable and avoidable." The privacy

Published on: May 5th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada’s new law

Businesses that send unsolicited e-mails or other digital messages could face fines as high as $10 million when Canada's new anti-spam law starts being enforced later this year.Bill C-28 received royal assent Dec.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook claims ‘misrepresentation’ behind Canadian privacy probe

Despite its release of new controls for users, Facebook's continuing saga of security and privacy gaffs persists in shining a spotlight on social media security challenges.It was about two years ago that Canada's

Published on: October 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

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

Secret negotiations threaten sensible copyright laws, says Canadian expert

Canadian academic Michael Geist has been a leader in the debate over the controversial Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty being negotiated between the US, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the EU and a

Published on: April 25th, 2010 Rob O'Neill

Facebook makes you think about privacy settings

Facebook is asking all of its 350 million users to review their privacy settings after releasing new tools, tweaking the privacy settings page and doing away with regional networks. It’s the latest change

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook commits to year-long global privacy overhaul

Facebook has agreed to Canada's Privacy Commissioner's recommendations, but it will take a year to do so.The Palo Alto, Calif.-based social networking Web site will make changes to its privacy policy, and will

Published on: August 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook hasn’t met with privacy watchdog recommendations though deadline is tomorrow

Facebook's time is up – tomorrow, 30 days will have elapsed since the Privacy Commissioner of Canada outlined several changes the social network must follow to conform with Canada's privacy law.So far, it

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson