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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...

CTS panelists hope privacy bill, C-11, ‘dies quickly,’ say Canada is losing ‘military edge’ in digital age

telecom | 11/15/2021 9:07 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA -- Ontario’s former privacy commissioner hopes the government's proposed privacy bill -- likely to be reintroduced by the Liberal government after Bill C-11 died...

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...

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 Inc.’s Google Canada, faced critical questions about his parent company’s activities from MPs of all political stripes on Tuesday. McKay was appearing at the House ethics committee, as part of...

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...

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 revealed last week, though it declined to comment on more recent revelations of Yahoo spying on user emails. Rogers customers’ email accounts use Yahoo’s email service through a partnership between the companies, formed in 2004. Last week, Yahoo admitted data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” was stolen from its network in 2014. Valerie Lawton,...

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...

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 Canadian.” "I'm astounded that this government, which was so concerned about the privacy of Canadians that it cancelled both the long-form census and the long-gun registry, is unwavering in its attempts to pass a bill which invades the privacy of every Canadian,” Ann Cavoukian said in a press release. The release from Cavoukian’s office said bill, if passed, would...