Ann Cavoukian

Watchdog Wants Penalties For Deleting Government Records

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - There's little to stop a government from trying to cover up an unpopular decision by destroying documents in the same way emails were delete...

Look Who Opposes Tories' Online Snooping Bill

CBC | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

Former public safety minister Stockwell Day says he hopes the Conservative government takes "another look" at its bill to fight cybercrime a...

Ontario Privacy Czar To Cops: Stop Sharing Suicide Attempts With U.S.

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's privacy watchdog issued a special report Monday demanding police stop sharing information about suicide attempts with U.S. officia...

Let's Face It, CSEC Spies On Everyone

CBC | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Business

Recent allegations about domestic spying and the collection of "metadata" by one of Canada’s security agencies have inspired a great deal ...

Can We Still Embrace Technology Without Giving Up Privacy?

Ramona Pringle | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada
Ramona Pringle

It starts to feel like a no win situation, or as Mr. Polonetsky puts it, as though "the data genie is out of the bottle" and there is no turning back. Following the NSA leaks it became clear that Big Brother was watching, and listening -- but so are thousands of little brothers and sisters -- as anyone with smartphone in his or her pocket now holds a powerful surveillance device.

The Beautiful Voice Being Heard in Addis Ababa

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

In Canada as well as the world -- the Armenian tragedy as well as triumph has been noted. According to the latest Canada census, there are approximate...

WATCH: Ontario Watchdog Blasts NSA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Ontario's privacy watchdog delivered a scathing indictment of the NSA's efforts to circumvent internet encryption standards. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario...

More Gas Plant Documents?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A number of emails related to two cancelled gas plants have been recovered by the government, Ontario's information watchdog said Wednesday,...

Tories Want Probe On Deleted Emails

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives said Thursday they would ask the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the destruction of government docume...

Why Can't Victoria Police Be More Like Ottawa's Force?

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

Apparently the illegal scanning of licence plates by Victoria police will continue until fixes are implemented. Unlike their counterparts in Saanich and Ottawa, Victoria police have no intention of switching off the cameras during privacy compliance upgrades.

Elections Ontario Hit With Class Action Over Massive Privacy Breach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A province-wide class action has been launched against Elections Ontario regarding the loss of personal information of up to 2.4 million Ont...

‘One Of The Most Invasive Threats To Our Privacy And Freedom’

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Business

When Public Safety Minister Vic Toews introduced the latest version of the “online spying” bill in February, he wasted little time linking its opp...

When Facebook Goes Public, So Will Your Secrets

Paul Barter | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Paul Barter

Facebook's profits are tied to a morally questionable business model; one that is addictive, and insidious for users. For all the good that Zuckerberg's company has done for reconnecting people, and letting them communicate with one another, Facebook exists to extract from those relationships the secrets of what makes us tick consumers.