How big brother can watch you without being a jerk

Most Canadian firms exercise some level of control over staff Internet usage – by blocking risqué Web pages, or monitoring URLs visited or e-mail usage at work. Such oversight can be useful to

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Privacy controversy mars Google Apps rollout at Canadian university

For Andrew Brigham, Google's offer to host Lakehead University's e-mail system was almost too good to be true.The network administrator for the Thunderbay, Ont.-based university had been struggling with a patchwork of legacy

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner: We’re our own worst enemy

TORONTO – One of the biggest threats to privacy and security in this country today is ourselves, according to the federal privacy commissioner.“The human species is capable of defeating security technology,” said Jennifer

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Cavoukian provides check-up on PHIPA ‘lockbox’

TORONTO – Ontario’s health-care providers shouldn’t let the “dreaded lockbox principle” contained in a recently-passed law force them into an IT overhaul, the provincial Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.Speaking at a one-day

Published on: November 3rd, 2005 Shane Schick