JENNIFER STODDART

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Not Cool, Google

TORONTO - Google has been caught afoul of the law by displaying web ads linked to a person's health history, according to Canada's interim privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier.An investigation by her...
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How Soon Before We're Dependent on Google Glass?

For those consumers already feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the constant notifications which come with a smartphone, Google Glass is probably not the best choice. We have arguably developed a dependence towards smartphones. Before consumers become dependent on Glass, they should seriously consider the implications before making their decision. In a society where relying on the mind for information and computation becomes less important due to the proliferation of mobile computers that can do the work for us, Glass may further exacerbate the dependence on technology to access information.
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Privacy Czar: Canada's Rules Too Old

OTTAWA - The federal law governing how companies handle personal information is too old to keep up with the rapidly expanding digital age, Canada's privacy czar warned Thursday.In her annual report on...
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We Could Do Better: Privacy Watchdog

OTTAWA - Canada would have one of the weakest data breach laws in the western world even if proposed revisions currently before Parliament are passed, according to an analysis by the federal privacy w...
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It Takes Two To Kill Illegal Police Licence Surveillance

B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner took a stiff shot at the use of Automatic License Plate Recognition technology by the Victoria police. But it will likely take more than just her efforts to bring this ever-expanding surveillance system back in line with privacy law. The RCMP simply shouldn't be running a surveillance system on people who haven't broken any law, and they shouldn't be able to take advantage of the federal-provincial jurisdictional split to do so either.
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SERIOUSLY?!

OTTAWA - An RCMP and House of Commons security proposal to more than double the number of video cameras on Parliament Hill, without warning the public it's being watched, alarms the privacy commission...
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Who's Leaking Your Private Info?

OTTAWA - Some leading Canadian websites are inappropriately passing the personal information of their users to third-party sites, such as advertising companies, says the federal privacy watchdog.The i...
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Behavioural Advertising: Who's Watching You?

How would you feel if mall security cameras didn't simply monitoring you for stealing, but instead kept tabs on the specific brands, styles, colours and sizes of clothes you tried on, the magazines you leafed through at newsstands, what you ordered from the food court, and everything you actually bought during your visit?