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Pornhub parent company broke privacy law by failing to obtain valid consent for content uploads: OPC

Internet and Governance | 03/01/2024 5:38 pm EST

The Montreal-based company behind Pornhub and other major adult websites broke Canada’s privacy law by sharing intimate content on its platforms without obtaining valid...

AIDA needs to be scrapped, civil society groups tell committee

Internet and Governance | 11/03/2023 5:14 pm EDT

A quartet of civil society groups appeared before the House of Commons Industry Committee Thursday afternoon as the MPs consider Bill C-27. The legislation would introduce a Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA), a Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act...

Dufresne recommends changes to Digital Charter Act

Internet and Governance | 09/29/2023 5:45 pm EDT

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is happy the government is open to altering the Digital Charter...

PHAC data dive legal but not necessarily ethical, Parliamentarians told

telecom | 02/28/2022 5:38 pm EST

The gathering of mobility cellphone data by the Public Health Agency of...

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...

International legislators flag regulatory options for data giants

Media | 05/29/2019 6:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA - Legislators on Tuesday gave some sense of what regulatory options...

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 initiative may address it in a future law. “In light of the government’s announcement and the feedback we are receiving from stakeholders, we need to consider the best way forward,” OPC spokeswoman Tobi Cohen said in an emailed statement on Thursday. That means the OPC will be updating its...

Digital rights group studying privacy policies of political parties

Media | 05/15/2019 6:01 pm EDT

The Centre for Digital Rights has hired new lobbyists to help it research...

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...