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Privacy commission, CRTC among best PS workplaces, survey finds

Media | 07/25/2023 4:42 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is the third best workplace in the federal public service, a new poll has found. The results of the 2022 Public Service Employment Survey were released earlier this month and published in The Wire Report's affiliated publication The...

Dufresne pledges to continue Therrien’s work as Privacy Commissioner

Internet and Governance | 06/13/2022 3:54 pm EDT

Incoming Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne vowed to stay the course, following the example set by his predecessor Daniel Therrien.  Dufresne appeared before the House...

Philippe Dufresne appointed Privacy Commissioner

telecom | 06/09/2022 2:19 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Philippe Dufresne as Privacy Commissioner Wednesday. ...

New legislation needed to cover growing privacy issues: Therrien

Media | 05/26/2022 4:07 pm EDT

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien is calling for new legislation that...

Federal Court judge strikes elements of key-OPC affidavit in Facebook case 

Media | 06/16/2021 5:02 pm EDT

A federal court judge has ruled on motions from both sides of a court...

OPC finds privacy protections of EdTech company lacking

Media | 05/21/2021 5:17 pm EDT

A Canadian educational technology company used by the York Region District...

Facial recognition in malls violated privacy, commissioners say

telecom | 10/29/2020 5:58 pm EDT

An investigation into the use of facial recognition technology to analyze age and gender of customers in shopping malls owned by Cadillac Fairview concluded that it violated Canadian privacy law, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.  The OPC launched the investigation in 2018, conducted alongside the Alberta and B.C. privacy commissioners. It said in a press release Thursday that the company, which embedded cameras in 12 shopping malls across Canada, “used facial recognition technology without their customers’ knowledge or consent.”  The release said the...

Liberals, Conservatives promise new rules for Netflix

Media | 09/30/2019 5:27 pm EDT

The Liberal Party platform, released Sunday, includes promises of new regulations for Canadian content on...

OPC pausing cross-border data consult after Digital Charter release

Media | 05/23/2019 4:22 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner said this week it’s suspending its consultation on protections for personal information leaving the country because the government’s new digital charter...