Blog

Something new between us and our Calvins

In a move to monitor inventory in its stores, Wal-Mart will launch an item-level Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inventory tracking program starting August 1st, 2010.  In its first phase, the system will track individual pairs of jeans, socks and underwear.  The items will be tagged with removable RFID tags that can be read from a distance using hand-held scanners so employees will know what sizes are missing from shelves and what is in the stock room, all in a matter of seconds.  If the program is successful, it will be rolled out at Wal-Mart’s more than 3750 U.S. stores with more products.

Read more

Twittering in Calgary

On June 21, 2010, The Office of the Privacy Commissioner hosted its third Consumer Privacy Consultation event of the year. Located in Calgary, this consultation event focused primarily on the privacy implications of cloud computing.  Featuring a wide variety of industry experts and engaging panelists, the event was highly successful.

Read more

Location, location, location

Do you know how your location information is used?  A recent survey commissioned by security company, Webroot, asked 1,645 social network users in the U.S. and UK who own location-enabled mobile devices about their use of location-based tools and services.  The survey found that 39 percent of respondents reported using geo-location on their mobile devices and more than half (55 percent) of those users are worried about their loss of privacy. 

Read more

Rethinking youthprivacy.ca Meeting

In case you missed it, we are embarking on a collaborative redesign of youthprivacy.ca. We are inviting input from people both within government and external to government, and the first meeting is fast approaching. Our first meeting will focus on the content of the website, discussing what should appear on youthprivacy.ca, asking questions about how the website can best serve the public through tailoring its content, and doing some preliminary brainstorming regarding how this content should be presented.

Read more

Girl chewing gum

Last month, I featured a film of a streetscape in San Francisco originally shot during the first years of the twentieth century. In that post, I suggested that this film represented one of the first demonstrations of public surveillance, and highlighted how individuals in the film had subverted the process by behaving in exhibitionistic or privacy-protective ways.

Read more

Showing items 121 through 130 of 285.

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply (required): Error 1: This field is required.

Note

Date modified: