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

Internet and Governance | 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...

eHealth raises data, privacy, and clinical questions: experts 

Media | 08/05/2020 6:07 pm EDT

eHealth technologies have been widely billed as bridging divides between patients and clinicians, and were recently touted by Alberta premier Jason Kenney as "simply a 21st-century version of calling up the doctor."  But observers in the world of data protection and...

Alberta tracing app review could ‘inspire confidence’: privacy expert

telecom | 07/14/2020 6:20 pm EDT

In its long-awaited privacy review of ABTraceTogether, Alberta's COVID-19...

Privacy commissioner hasn’t approved new gov’t contact tracing app

telecom | 06/18/2020 3:48 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that in developing the federal...

Outdated privacy laws may hamper COVID-19 tracing: Therrien

telecom | 05/29/2020 7:00 pm EDT

The outdated state of Canadian privacy laws may harm efforts to launch a...

Facebook targets procedural fairness at OPC in court filing

Media | 04/27/2020 5:16 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.'s request that Federal Court throw out a report from the...

Feds, 4 provinces not looking at COVID-19 phone tracking

telecom | 03/24/2020 12:39 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the federal government isn’t currently considering using location data from Canadians’ cellphones to track the spread of COVID-19, while representatives from the Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut governments also told...

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...

More emphasis on transparency needed in PIPEDA: professor

telecom | 03/09/2018 4:52 pm EST

OTTAWA — Any amendments to Canada’s privacy law for the private sector...