Privacy protection in big data still a big concern

Protection of personal identifiable information (PII) in big data deployments remains a big concern because current technology designed to protect such information cannot guarantee its safety. While businesses use PII to serve up

Published on: December 8th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

We can’t quit Facebook

So, did you quit Facebook on the so-called Day of Reckoning?Chances are, you didn’t. A movement organized by Canadians Joseph Dee and Matthew Milan encouraged users to delete their accounts on the wildly

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Dave Webb

Kudos for anti-spam bill, concern over PIPEDA changes

Experts aredisappointed with the federal government’s proposed changes to the privacy law,with one saying they don’t offer enough protection for personal informationheld by organizations. However, they are relieved the government hasre-introduced its anti-spam

Published on: May 28th, 2010 jennifer kavur and howard solomon

HRSDC: We spent $70M on mainframes last year

TORONTO – The Canadian government spent $70 million on mainframes last year, despite plans to scrap big iron machines 10 years ago, an executive with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada admitted Wednesday.The

Published on: July 27th, 2009 Shane Schick

OPINION: Privacy is the best policy

In May 2008, a 26-year-old British woman was murdered over a change to her Facebook status. Sarah Richardson was estranged from her husband, Edward, at the time. She changed her relationship status in

Published on: July 17th, 2009 Dave Webb

Year in review: TJX still impacting IT security

The biggest security story of 2007 – the massive data breach at retail giant TJX Inc. – continued to have an impact on IT professionals in 2008, with business leaders looking to keep

Published on: December 27th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

UK health agency loses 31,000 patients records

Unencrypted laptops containing 31,000 patient records have been lost by two NHS trusts.A laptop containing 11,000 patient records was stolen from a GP's home in Wolverhampton. And St George's Hospital in London has

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Leo King

PIPEDA changes could boost IT security budgets

With changes coming to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) this fall, one privacy consultant says IT professionals should be ready to use privacy as a business case for their

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

One in five Canuck firms report security violations

On the heels of the federal privacy commissioner’s scathing report on corporate data security, a new national survey of Canadian IT security executives has found that the loss of confidential information and intellectual

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo