Data breach notification in Canada

Canada needs a data breach notification system, and fast

2011 was declared the Year of the Data Breach. It was overshadowed by 2012's cybercrime exploits. Then 2013 broke all...

November 17th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

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The slow move to integrate technology, government and citizens

A few weeks ago there were municipal elections in Ontario. Like many others in my city, I went to my...

November 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IT staff at TMX Group with Ingenious Award

Meet the country’s top CIOs for 2014

Two women have been named the country’s chief information officers of the year in the first annual award of its...

November 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon


ITAC part of effort pressing Ottawa on anti-corruption regulation

A number of industry associations including the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) are increasing pressure on Ottawa to bend...

November 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Ottawa finalizes action plan 2.0 on open government

The second chapter of the federal government's open government strategy now has a confirmed action plan. Treasury Board said Thursday that...

November 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Appeal court agrees CSIS lawyers weren’t candid on spy warrant

The Federal Court of Appeal has refused to let the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)  and the Justice department off the...

November 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Revenue Canada adds internal fraud detection software

The online activities of civil servants at the Canada Revenue Agency are going to watched more closely after the government...

November 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Wind Mobile now in new hands

Ottawa has approved the restructuring of Wind Mobile's ownership. Now the question is what direction the new shareholders will point...

November 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Metadata needs protection, warns privacy commissioner

If CSOs and privacy officials have any doubts that metadata can be used to find personal information on an individual, a new paper from the...

November 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon