We all encounter scores of user agreements when we go online. Do you read the full terms and conditions governing your use of a site, or do you just hit the "I accept" button and surf on?Read more
It’s Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada – time to encourage Canadians to become better prepared to face an emergency with basic steps such as keeping bottled water and canned goods in the basement.Read more
Privacy Commissioner launches investigation of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada breach of student loan recipient information
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced today that it is launching an investigation into a breach involving the personal information about more than half a million clients of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and 250 departmental employees.Read more
Our Office understands the challenges faced by law enforcement and national security authorities in fighting online crime at a time of rapidly changing communications technologies and the need to modernize their tactics and tools accordingly.Read more
As the days tick down to Data Privacy Day itself, it’s time to reflect a little bit more about the words “Less is More,” how they apply and to whom.Read more
There has been a long-standing debate between privacy advocates and government officials about the extent of government interest in the information transmitted across domestic and international networks. The passage of USA PATRIOT Act intensified this debate and prompted concern from a more general audience as well. Ever since, the digerati and online crowd have been whispering and wondering about the interface between search engines, particularly Google, and law enforcement and national security bodies.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
Once again, folks from the Office attended “Canada’s web conference”, MESH 2009, in Toronto – a place where flacks, marketers, hackers, people with money to spend, people looking for money, and activists gather and talk about how the web is “affecting media, marketing, business and society as a whole”.Read more
Speaking at the Canadian Bar Association Conference earlier this week, the Privacy Commissioner talked about the privacy implications of courts and administrative tribunals posting to the web decisions and other documents containing personal information.Read more
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