The combination of microblogging services like Twitter and location-aware social networking games on your mobile device like Foursquare is like the Red Bull and vodka of the internet — it’s one big party until your great-aunt’s end table is smashed.Read more
It’s that time of year again: greeting card stores are decked out in pink, red and white, candy hearts are on sale at the end of every grocery store aisle, roses fly off the shelves by the dozen, and Cupid is a-hunting. Jewelry stores proclaim the only way to “show your love for her” is with a diamond, and teddy bears holding hearts and flowers have taken over gift shops.Read more
A recent research report titled Research Related to Privacy and the Use of Geospatial Information explores Canadian’s awareness of the uses of location (or geospatial) data and their concerns about privacy when it comes to sharing their location-linked personal information.Read more
It’s Data Privacy Day 2010: Are you taking the proper steps to ensure that your personal information is safe?
On Data Privacy 2010 we’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that is the responsibility of both individuals and companies to make sure that personal information is safe.Read more
Here we go again! For the seventh year in a row, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is launching its Contributions Program, which funds data privacy research and public awareness projects.Read more
I know. It’s kind of boring when I only post excerpts from our more formal publications. In some cases, though, the traditional news release and backgrounder nail the issue and the details.Read more
Remarks delivered to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies, October 30, 2009 by Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner of CanadaRead more
Do your loved ones have toys on their wish lists this holiday? A stuffed animal for a little one… a cell phone or a camera for a teen? These days, these toys and gadgets are more than they used to be. Just a few years ago a stuffed animal was something to cuddle with and a phone was, well, just a phone! Now, many stuffed animals come with codes that allow kids to register them online so that they can play games, feed and care for them, and even chat and play with other kids. And many cellphones are phones, computers and cameras, all in one.Read more
Are you a good digital citizen?Read more
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