Canada’s out-of-date online privacy rules aren’t protecting you
The regulation of user privacy must consider potential future applications of any collected data
Groups urge ban of federal use of facial recognition tools
Technology called “highly problematic,” given its lack of accuracy and invasive nature, and invasive.
Tims mobile ordering app under investigation by privacy agencies
Concerns about how it may be collecting and using data about people’s movements as they go about their daily activities.
Privacy experts concerned about next stage of Ontario’s reopening plan
Asking certain businesses to collect contact information to help with contact tracing in the event of future outbreaks.
European plans to use apps in virus tracking face setbacks
Efforts to put apps in place have come across technical problems and fears of privacy intrusions.
Facebook pays $9.5M to end Competition Bureau’s privacy probe
Social media site gave the false impression privacy settings would give users control over who could see and access personal information.
Proposed federal privacy reforms could hinder spy operations: CSIS
Wants any reforms to take into account “the critical public interest in national security activities” carried out by the spy agency.
Alberta smartphone plan to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions
One plank of a “relaunch strategy” to get COVID-19 under control so economic activity can resume.
Bains promises privacy law reviews as digital charter released
Innovation Minister committed to a review of the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations.
‘Privacy-focused’ Facebook puts the spotlight on groups
The social media giant is overhauling its flagship platform.
Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to US$5B
Regulator has been looking into whether Facebook broke its own 2011 agreement promising to protect user privacy.
Zuckerberg promises a privacy friendly Facebook, sort of
The tech giant’s CEO said he isn’t currently worried about denting Facebook’s profits with the increased emphasis on privacy.
Bell wants to collect more of your personal information
Wants permission to track everything you do with services from Bell or its affiliates.
Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not
Having a smart kitchen, laundry room or bathroom might seem attractive, but there are serious privacy implications at stake.
Privacy breach: Reporting is mandatory. Are you ready?
What you need to know with the new provisions now in force.
Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship
Reports say Google is poised to re-enter China with a search engine that caters to Communist party censorship rules.
Businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017, more than 20% hit by attacks
$8 billion on staff and contractors, $4 billion on software/hardware, $2 billion on other measures.
Zuckerberg: Regulation ‘inevitable’ for social media firms
No consensus and few specifics about what that might look like – or even what the biggest problems are.