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Ray-Ban maker to help manufacture Google Glass

Media | 03/25/2014 2:12 pm EDT

Italian eyewear maker Luxottica Group S.p.A. said Tuesday that it has reached a deal with Google Inc. to collaborate on making its Google Glass wearable technology. The company said in a press release that its main brands, Ray-Ban and Oakley, would be included in the partnership, which would combine Luxottica's expertise in eyewear-making with Google’s technological know-how “to design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass.” “We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way...

Google Glass ‘raises significant privacy issues,’ Stoddart says

Media | 06/18/2013 8:34 pm EDT

Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s privacy commissioner, is among 36 data protection authorities who issued a joint letter Tuesday raising concerns about Google Glass. The letter, addressed to Google Inc. CEO Larry Page, asked the company to answer questions about privacy implications related to Google Glass, a smart wireless device worn as glasses. The letter asked how Google Glass would comply with data protection laws, what privacy safeguards are being used, what information Google collects through the technology, and how it plans to use it and share information with third parties. The privacy officials asked for information on issues around facial recognition and whether Google is...

Canada falling behind on privacy laws, Stoddart says

Media | 06/07/2013 5:53 pm EDT

Canada needs better mechanisms to enforce privacy protection laws to adapt to modern technologies, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said in an annual report to parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Stoddart, who proposed a series of amendments to strengthen the enforcement powers of PIPEDA last...

Stoddart proposes amendments to PIPEDA

Media | 05/24/2013 5:34 pm EDT

Better incentives are needed to ensure companies build privacy protections into their products and services from the start, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner said in a new report. In a paper released Thursday called “The Case for Reforming the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA),” Privacy Commissioner...