Personal Information

Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

The San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. In short, you can write anything that's on your mind, add photos or colors to the background and customize this content while being able to share it, free of judgment, and without attaching any of your personal information or profile to it.

How Can We Take Shelter From "The Cloud"?

Catherine Hart | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

As more and more of our personal information circulates online, is stored in the cloud, or is moved about on USBs and other portable devices, it's essential that we make sure those data flows are secure. While governments have been quick to respond to this increased ability to conduct surveillance, they have not been so enthusiastic about creating and enforcing protections for innocent citizens.

The Problem With Allowing Consumers to Opt Out

Mitch Joel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

As a marketing professional, there is nothing I hate more than receiving any form of communication (email, Web experience, social media, mobile, whatever) and not see an obvious place where I can either opt out of the communication or protect how much information is being captured. As a consumer, I probably hate it more.

How Much Do Political Parties Know About You?

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The continuing robocalls investigation highlights concerns over how political parties use private, personal information, says a new research ...

Co-operating on Security Shouldn't Sacrifice Privacy

Jennifer Stoddart | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Stoddart

As discussions between Canadian and American officials on perimeter security deal have intensified, it's very important that any perimeter security deal ensure that the collection, use and disclosure of Canadians' personal information continue to fall under Canadian standards of protection.

Staples' Privacy Fail: Resold Laptops Not Fully Wiped

CBC | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Staples Business Depot has breached Canadian privacy law by not fully wiping customer data off laptops and storage devices returned by customer...