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Mind the gap: Poll finds many Canadian businesses believe privacy is important but not taking basic steps to protect customer information

Ten years after Canada’s private sector privacy law came into full effect, our latest survey has found that many Canadian businesses are still not taking the basic steps necessary to protect the personal information of their customers and clients – despite believing that protecting privacy is “extremely important”.

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Privacy Pop - Privacy in art

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Surveillance, identity, social networks and big data are all compelling subjects for an artist to explore  – in fact, IAPP has already combined art and privacy through its Navigate event mashing up art interventions with provocative talks on the future of privacy, and a presentation by their president Trevor Hughes on top privacy issues in which he marries each trend with a compelling piece of modern art.

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Hat trick at IAPP Canada

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Who says hockey season is over in Canada? Check out these three stars from last week's IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium - from left to right, Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart; Elizabeth Denham, B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner; and Jill Clayton, Alberta's Information and Privacy Commissioner. This year's Commissioners' Panel, in honour of the playoffs, was modelled after TSN’s The Quiz. The panel also included Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Commissioners were great sports – they poked fun at each other and themselves, and answered questions about a wide range of privacy issues, including big data, accountability and breach notification.  Moderator Kris Klein, IAPP Canada’s managing director, wore a striped referee’s sweater, but didn’t have to blow his whistle or put anyone in the penalty box even once.

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