Announcement

March 28, 2012

The Results Are In: Winners of Fourth National Youth Privacy Video Contest Announced

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced today the winners of the fourth annual myprivacy & me National Video Contest, which encourages youth aged 12 to 18 to produce public service announcements on privacy issues associated with social networking, mobile devices, online gaming or cybersecurity.

Winning entries were selected by participants in Encounters with Canada, a national youth forum that brings together teens from across Canada for weeklong adventures in learning and discovery.

Winners:

The top video artists in the Privacy Issues Related to Cybersecurity category were:

1st place: Brooke Davis and Alyssa Lynn of Hillcrest High School, Ottawa, ON, with a video titled “Your Online Life.”

The top video artists in the Privacy Issues related to Mobile Devices category were:

1st place: Matt Paddison and Julian Figueroa of Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt, BC, with a video titled “Your Phone is Your Everything.”

2nd place: Fumina Takara and Maryam Hashim of Hillcrest High School, Ottawa, ON, with a video titled “Mobile Information.”

The top video artists in the Privacy Issues Related to Online Gaming category were:

1st place: Benjamin Reyes and Zachary Spence of Canterbury High School, Ottawa, ON, with a video titled “Credit and Safety.”

2nd place: Mason Wik and Pierce Thomson of F.R. Haythorne Junior High, Sherwood Park, AB, with a video titled “Game Over.”

The top video artists in the Privacy Issues Related to Social Networking category were:

1st place: Pamela Khouri and Hannah Chan of Collège Jean de la Mennais, La Prairie, QC, with a video titled “Unknown Exposure.”

2nd place: Wajid Jawid Ahmad and Dawut Esse of Centre d'action bénévole Bordeaux-Cartierville, Montreal, QC, with a video titled “Spoken, Words Are Fleeting… Written, They Remain.”

3rd place: Katie Fitzgerald of Lorne Akins Junior High School, St. Albert, AB, with a video titled “Words Have Life.”

The winning videos have been posted to the Office’s youth website www.youthprivacy.ca, as well as its YouTube channel, at: www.youtube.com/privacycomm.

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is mandated by Parliament to act as an ombudsman and guardian of privacy in Canada. The Commissioner enforces two federal laws for the protection of personal information: the Privacy Act, which applies to the federal public sector; and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which applies to commercial activities in the Atlantic provinces, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Territories. Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia each has its own law covering the private sector. Even in these provinces, PIPEDA continues to apply to the federally regulated private sector and to personal information in interprovincial and international transactions.

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For more information about the contest, please contact:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
E-mail: video@priv.gc.ca

Media contact:

Anne-Marie Hayden
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel: 613-995-0103
E-mail: Anne-Marie.Hayden@priv.gc.ca

NOTE: Journalists are asked to please send requests for interviews or further information via e-mail.

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