Time to beef up federal privacy law, says Stoddart

Canada’s federal privacy law is only 12 years old but it needs to be overhauled, says the country’s privacy commissioner.“As organizations find new ways to profit from personal information, the risks to privacy

Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Social media firms rapped on knuckles on privacy

Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites operating here have been given a break from a Conservative-dominated parliamentary committee looking into how they handle personal information of users. With the urging of

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Canada can be a cloud leader thanks to PIPEDA

TORONTO--Canada has a competitive advantage over other countries, particular the U.S., that will enable it to become a leader in the cloud service market, said a legal expert. “Location matters and where the

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Don’t let PIPEDA, Patriot Act hinder cloud adoption

Canada could certainly do more to develop its cloud computing market to compete with other countries when it comes to cloud service provider offerings, said an IDC Canada Ltd. analyst. From an incentive

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

OPC gathers input on privacy and cloud computing

In preparation for the next review of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has been hosting a series of one-day panel

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

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

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

Privacy matters in the public eye

Video surveillance in public places is growing at a rapid clip across Canada. City after city is introducing or expanding it, even in smaller municipalities such as St. Catharines and Brockton, Ont., says

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi

Google can’t be serious about a privacy standard

The sound of Google Inc.’s repeated calls for governments and businesses to rapidly reform the rules governing the collection of personal data on the Internet has to create an unsettling feeling amongst those

Published on: October 21st, 2007 Greg Enright