Canada Privacy

Wake The F*** Up To What Your Teen's Doing On Their Phone

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Lisa Ostrikoff

My 13-year-old daughter enlightened me to the fact that at least 50 per cent of her peers were involved in sending nude images and videos, and 80 per cent were involved in saving and further distributing them. We need to really start paying attention, have this conversation amongst ourselves and with our children. Stat.

Canada Can Do More To Protect Our Children Online

Owen Charters | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Owen Charters

There are endless public awareness campaigns dedicated to cyberbullying. Change is happening. But with the focus on those discussions, children's privacy rights in Canada have been placed on the back burner.

Is Your Privacy At Risk Because You Use Apps?

Matthew Held | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Have you noticed how most people don't carry as many things as they used to while traveling? Things like flashlights, cameras, maps, memory sticks, newspapers, magazines, games and books. These items and others have all been replaced by smart phones and devices. While they make our lives more convenient and easier, they also collect information about us.

Protecting Patient Information In Modern Health Care

David Masson | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada
David Masson

The health care industry is unique. Highly regulated, highly specialized, and in possession of highly confidential information, it's a natural target for cyber-attacks. With the rise of internet-connected devices and the industry lagging behind modern cyber security, now more than ever IT decision-makers in health care need to think about how to best protect patient information in the modern threat landscape.

Canadian Customers Want To Sue Yahoo In $50-Million Class Action

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Business

A Toronto law firm filed notice of action on Friday.

Don't Let The Police Steal Canada's National Security Debate

Tim McSorley | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Tim McSorley

The RCMP feels that its voice and the voices of other law enforcement agencies aren't being heard in the government's public consultation on national security, which runs online until midnight PST December 15. Could something so weighted towards police powers have truly excluded the police?

Liberals' Electoral Reform Survey A Personal Privacy Nightmare

Kris Constable | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Kris Constable

As a privacy and security expert, I concluded that the MyDemocracy survey is not just ineffective in its stated political objectives, it's literally giving up the privacy of Canadians in real time. This is really dangerous, scary when you realize that this issue applies to all of Public Safety's websites I have tested.

Playboy Model Pleads Not Guilty To Invasion Of Privacy

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada

Mathers was not in court when her attorney entered the plea.

How Organizations Can Earn Trust In A Data-Driven World

Pamela Snively | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
Pamela Snively

The full value of big data will only be realized when organizations approach it in a manner that places personal privacy at the forefront. So, if we want to unlock the positive potential of big data, we need to approach it in a way that simultaneously fosters innovations that will help our society and mitigates risks associated with using data in new and different ways.

Privacy Must Be Defined By Consent In Today's Connected World

Kris Constable | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

I'm aware consent is a loaded term, and that's part of why I feel it's an important term to use in terms of personal information. There are many vulnerable people in the privacy space, and they're often ignored and even put at greater risk by the privileged who feel they have nothing to hide.

Can Privacy And Social Media Coexist?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Recent experiences on Instagram got me thinking about the line between being open and too open, between sharing and oversharing. Is it possible to share personal details and pictures from my life and still be somewhat private? Is that even possible in the digital world? Is social media making the idea of privacy obsolete?

3 Reasons Cybercrime Is A Growing Threat For Organizations

Matthew Held | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Concerns are warranted as drones continue to grow in popularity. Individuals and organizations are being vigilant in their need to detect, protect and respond quickly to security and privacy issues.

The B.C. Government Is Dodging Necessary FOI Reforms

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

The spring sitting of the BC Legislature has wrapped up with a lot of talk about information and transparency, but with little action.

Ottawa Has A Double Standard When It Comes To Protecting Privacy

Monia Mazigh | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

It is now almost a pattern: every time we, as a human right organization or activist, write to government agencies inquiring about cases of Canadians detained abroad or of Canadians subject to abuse or possible discrimination, the governmental response will certainly contain somehow the issue of "privacy."

We Need A Public Discussion About The Use Of Stingray Surveillance

Laura Tribe | Posted 04.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Laura Tribe

For some time, Canadians have been calling for answers from the RCMP and other police forces across Canada about the use of these invasive cellphone surveillance devices. Stingrays enable wholesale monitoring of our most intimate moments, and undermine our privacy and security.

Reforming Bill C-51 Can't Wait Another Year

Laura Tribe | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Laura Tribe

It's been one year. Saturday marked exactly 365 days since the former Conservative government introduced Bill C-51, with its controversial spy powers that experts warn are shredding our basic constitutional rights. So, where do things stand now? After intense debate, C-51 was pushed through Parliament and is now law, but its many opponents are making progress. Over the past few weeks, we have seen positive signs from the new federal government, as it has finally promised to meet calls for public consultation from Canadians, civil society and experts.

Canadian Spy Agency Busted For Breaking Privacy Laws

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Politics

A federal watchdog says CSE shared metadata with American, British, and Australian counterparts.

Are Open Office Environments Hurting Productivity?

Steve Titus | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

Open offices create a more collaborative atmosphere because employees can interact more easily. However, there should be spaces that allow employees to be focused and others for collaboration. Open office frustration tends to happen when the spaces are not used properly.

Let's Ensure Digital Health Care Does More Help Than Harm

Dr. Joshua Tepper | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Joshua Tepper

Over the last few years, entire hospitals have gone paperless and large swaths of digital imaging is filmless. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are increasingly commonplace in primary care, and telemedicine is growing in rural and urban settings. Even the stethoscope has gone digital.

Privacy By Design Is Key To The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Foteini Agrafioti | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Foteini Agrafioti

Under privacy by design, technology companies must account for human values when creating their systems and ensure they have engineered for maximum individual privacy in every step of their process. It's a costly and time-consuming measure, but it's one of the only measures standing in the way of a digital Wild West.

How the TPP Puts Canadian Privacy at Risk

Michael Geist | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

One of the most troubling, but largely ignored effects of the TPP involves privacy. Privacy is not an issue most associate with a trade agreement, however, the TPP features several anti-privacy measures that would restrict the ability of governments to establish safeguards over sensitive information such as financial and health data as well as information hosted by social media services.

Court Fight to Stop FATCA Impacts Every Canadian

Cleo Hamel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Business
Cleo Hamel

Under the FATCA rules, financial institutions are obligated to provide the IRS with information about accounts and holdings of U.S. citizens. Basically, the IRS is trying to make sure you are not hiding money overseas though Canada is hardly a tax haven. But there is more to this overreaching legislation that just tracking down deadbeat U.S. citizens.

10 Facebook Tips Everyone Should Know

Meg Sinclair | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

Change your relationship status without everyone knowing. Going from In a relationship to single? Prevent ringing the alarms by going to the about tab > family and relationships > changing your privacy settings to only me. Switch your status to single and changes will not appear in the news feed.

There's a Difference Between Fantasy and Cheating on Ashley Madison

Sue Nador | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I'm a big believer in some personal autonomy. I don't feel I owe it to my husband to share every one of my deepest and darkest secrets. And I don't push him to tell me everything on his mind either. God no, I don't want to know everything on his mind. I'm a gal who enjoys a bit of mystery and his over-sharing would be a buzz kill. But there is a difference between "thought" and "action". It's fine to fantasize -- no harm is done.

5 Ways This Election Could Shape Our Digital Future for a Generation

David Christopher | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

There's a lot at stake here -- if Canada continues on the path the current government has set it on, then harmful policies on surveillance, Internet censorship, and Big Telecom dominance could be locked in place for a generation, and hold back our digital economy. Canadians deserve better.