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Regulating TSPs, not suppliers, in cybersecurity bill will be ineffective: Telus exec

telecom | 11/22/2022 3:55 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA —  Telus Corp.’s vice president and chief security officer said the government’s cybersecurity bill is ineffective in that it attempts to regulate supplier...

PHAC lack of transparency “appalling”, Cavoukian tells Ethics committee

telecom | 02/11/2022 10:06 am EST

Ontario’s former privacy commissioner called the Public Health Agency’s (PHAC) lack of transparency on mobility data collection “appalling” and urged a strengthening...

New privacy legislation mixed bag in terms of enforcement, experts say

telecom | 12/18/2020 1:24 pm EST

When the federal government’s proposed new privacy legislation, Bill...

Canada could track COVID-19 through cellphones: experts

telecom | 03/20/2020 3:25 pm EDT

As reports emerge of countries around the world using cellphone location...

As tech gains steam, rules on facial recognition still developing

Media | 07/18/2019 5:38 pm EDT

As facial recognition becomes increasingly accessible to police and other...

Experts say there is no road map for a Facebook-OPC court fight

Media | 05/01/2019 4:17 pm EDT

If the Office of the Privacy Commissioner takes Facebook Inc. to Federal Court over the social media and data giant’s refusal to implement the office’s recommendations, the case will be the first of its kind — testing the limits of Canada’s privacy legislation,...

Google Canada on the defense over Google+, Sidewalk Labs

Media | 10/23/2018 5:57 pm EDT

Colin McKay, head of public policy and government relations for Alphabet...

Lack of cybersecurity framework mind-boggling: Telus exec

telecom | 06/04/2018 8:09 pm EDT

TORONTO — A security executive at Telus Corp. told an industry conference...

House ethics committee backs right to be forgotten in Canada

Media | 03/01/2018 5:23 pm EST

The government should consider including frameworks for a right to erasure...

Privacy, cybersecurity, spectrum key for connected cars: senators

telecom | 01/30/2018 7:17 pm EST

Earmarked spectrum, cybersecurity improvements and increased privacy...

As programmatic ads grow, GDPR could pose a problem: expert

telecom | 01/04/2018 6:16 pm EST

Automatic, data-based advertising has grown significantly over the years...

Privacy improvements in Bill C-59, but some concerns remain: experts

telecom | 06/22/2017 5:16 pm EDT

In their initial impressions of the government’s biggest attempt to...

IMSI catchers difficult to identify: Rogers’ Cawthray

telecom | 06/05/2017 5:12 pm EDT

TORONTO — IMSI catchers present a challenge for telecoms because...

Regulations could help IoT device security, privacy: experts

telecom | 06/01/2017 6:15 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The advent of 5G networks and the accompanying rise in...

Cavoukian launches international privacy organization

Media | 10/17/2016 4:19 pm EDT

Ann Cavoukian, executive director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University, is founding an international privacy organization, according to a press release Monday. The International Council on Global Privacy and Security, by Design organization aims to “dispel the commonly held view that organizations must choose between privacy and public safety or business interests,” the release said. “The council's goal is to educate stakeholders that public and private-sector organizations can develop policies and...

Privacy commish in contact with Rogers, Yahoo about breach

telecom | 10/06/2016 6:43 pm EDT

The federal privacy commissioner’s office said it has been in touch with Rogers Communications Inc. and Yahoo Inc. regarding the breach of millions of Yahoo email accounts...

Password disclosure law up for ‘public discussion’: Goodale

telecom | 08/17/2016 9:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The federal minister of public safety indicated Wednesday a willingness to engage with a freshly passed resolution from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) calling for a...

iPhone encryption issue one to watch: privacy commissioner

telecom | 02/23/2016 11:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — Canadians should be keeping an eye on the FBI's request to gain access to an iPhone connected to the Dec. 2 San Bernadino, Calif., attack, according to Canada's...

Privacy issues around wearables come into view

Media | 06/19/2015 3:17 pm EDT

As wearable technology moves further into the mainstream, thoughts are turning toward how individual privacy can be protected with such devices that track and transmit information as personal as health data and real-time location....

Bill C-13 needs amending: Geist

telecom | 05/29/2014 9:13 pm EDT

Law professor Michael Geist called on the government to strike out parts of the lawful-access provisions in its so-called cyberbullying bill at an appearance on Parliament Hill on Thursday, saying that Bill C-13 should be amended to ensure “appropriate safeguards against misuse of our personal information.” According to remarks posted to his personal website on Thursday, the Canada research chair in Internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa told the standing committee on justice and human rights that the legislation expands the ability of and reduces the legal hurdles for government surveillance on average Canadians. “This kind of privacy harm can victimize anyone,” he said. Geist echoed earlier comments from the Canadian Bar Association that the bill should be split into two parts — one dealing...

Ont. privacy commish blasts federal cyberbullying bill

telecom | 05/28/2014 3:21 pm EDT

Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner on Wednesday criticized the federal government’s so-called cyberbullying bill, C-13, saying it would “invade the privacy of every...