The federal, Alberta and British Columbia Privacy Commissioners have created an online tool that will help small and medium-sized businesses better safeguard the personal information of customers and employees.Read more
Understanding how best to manage and protect personal information can be a difficult task for small businesses, so we hope our new mini-quiz will help to identify some issues that organizations need to be aware of.Read more
Once again, students from the Encounters with Canada program have selected the winners of our annual student video contest! Here are the winners for our 2009 competition: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
As you may have noticed, we held a news conference this morning to announce further progress in our investigation into the privacy practices at Facebook. Our news release is now available, as is Facebook’s.Read more
University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist has launched iOptOut, a website allowing Canadians to opt out of unsolicited phone calls and emails. iOptOut is meant to complement the federal government’s Do-Not-Call list, expected sometime in the fall of this year:Read more
Day to day, our actions are being captured, and increasingly, it’s being done by surveillance cameras. This technology – like RFID tags – is being used by more organizations everyday to improve security and deter thieves. And while that’s a perfectly legitimate reason to employ cameras, organizations should also be ensuring their surveillance activities minimize the impact on people’s privacy.Read more
While there are certainly some novel uses for RFID technology out there (like studying the secret life of bees), RFID systems are increasingly being used for the more practical purposes of improving productivity and enhancing security.Read more
We know you didn’t watch the Oscars last weekend. Neither did we. And according to the latest figures from the Nielsen Company, neither did many viewers. Nielsen has been tracking the habits of TV viewers for decades now, and their research figures prominently in the business decisions made by television and advertising industry heads.Read more
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