A survey commissioned by American academics and privacy advocates reveals that Americans are generally suspicious of efforts to track their behaviour online and to target advertising based on this tracking.Read more
As followers of Canadian federal privacy law might know, there was a complaint to the Office in June 2004 related to the operations of a US company called Accusearch, which promised to find confidential telephone records on anyone, for a fee. A detailed explanation of the case can be found in our Legal Corner, but the conclusion was a ruling from the Federal Court of Canada that web sites that are accessible from Canada may fall under the OPC’s jurisdiction for investigation.Read more
Is there an identifiable combination of social, economic, legal, technological or psychological factors that contribute to how Canadians make decisions about their privacy?Read more
A clickable icon on all behavioural advertisements to find out (quickly and in plain language) what type of information an advertiser is collecting and using about you? Sounds too good to be true for us privacy enthusiasts but this intriguing concept was recently blogged about in the New York Times.Read more
You know, you’re not really worrying quite enough about the information being collected about you, your preferences, your obsessions and your movements. Not by the government, not by security agencies or law enforcement officials, but by the companies that serve you everyday.Read more
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