Online Privacy Canada

Digital Privacy Act A ‘Stunning' Attack On Privacy: Critics

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business

The Harper government’s Digital Privacy Act is being billed as “protection for Canadians when they surf the web and shop online,” but critics sa...

Massive Spike In Federal Data Breaches

Ottawa Citizen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government has reported more data breaches over a recent 10-month period than it reported in the previous 10 years. Between April 1, 2013...

Tell Us The Truth, Internet Providers

CP | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report says Canada's Internet service providers are being less than forthcoming about how they handle customer information — includin...

Feds Rethink How They Track Canadians Online

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government is restricting how closely it watches Canadians online.New rules are now in place governing the use of data that's gat...

Will This Bill Kill Online Spying?

Catherine Hart | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

The current terrain of Canadian spying legislation is complex. Bill C-30 is dead, and that is cause to celebrate. But it's also important to remain vigilant. Serious questions remain over bill C-55 and its so-called "emergency" situations, as well as how long authorities can continue to monitor communications after getting approval for intercept. At the same time, bill C-55 represents an opportunity to limit warrantless wiretaps to emergency situations only. Such a stipulation would prevent future attempts at mass surveillance along the lines of bill C-30.

Youth 'Oversharing' Their Financial Info: Visa

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Many young Canadians are "oversharing" their financial information, says a new survey that found nearly half of 18- to 34-year-old responde...

Warning/Attention: You Are Under Surveillance in Canada

Rachel Décoste | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Trudeau's Protection of Privacy Act made it illegal for people to use wiretaps and other forms of electronic devices without a person's consent. The law has since evolved, but its spirit still resonates with Canadians. That explains the widespread wince last winter, following Vic Toews' tabling of an "online snooping bill" that put an electronic prisoner's bracelet on every Canadian. And members of the LGBT community were left disturbed and frightened when a GLBT-themed message from the minister's office landed in their email inbox in September. The Harper government's Orwellian strategies constitute an affront on the Canadian way of life and the freedoms we all cherish.

Who's Leaking Your Private Info?

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Some leading Canadian websites are inappropriately passing the personal information of their users to third-party sites, such as advertising ...

The Police Are Violating Your Privacy Big Time, Alberta

CBC | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Alberta

A new report says many Canadians, especially in Alberta, are having their privacy rights violated because police are releasing non-criminal informatio...

Popular Youth Social Network Under Fire For Privacy Breach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's privacy czar says a popular social networking site for young people breached federal privacy law.Jennifer Stoddart's office makes tw...

WATCH: Online Privacy Tips For Kids, Parents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has produced a video, a tip sheet for parents and a kit for teachers to help kids deal with online pri...

Privacy Commissioner Calls For Limits To Online Tracking

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Business