Big data requires big new privacy legislation, Ontario commissioner says

TORONTO - Big data can benefit a wide range of government programs, but only if personal information collected is secured...

January 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How B.C. district officials bugged their mayor’s computer

He was ridiculed and dismissed as paranoid for claiming that district employees had installed a surveillance software in his office...

April 6th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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July 2014 in review: World Cup, CASL and an oddly shaped phone

World Cup madness was still going strong around the globe in July. You can bet that scores of computer monitors...

December 13th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Digital economy strategy promises Canada will be “among world leaders”

The federal government has finally released its long-promised national digital economy strategy, one that promises that Canada "will rank among world...

April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ontario privacy chief appointed Ryerson U director for privacy and big data

Ann Cavoukian, whose third term as Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner ends this July has accepted the post of executive...

March 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Privacy czars urge openness in online surveillance

Governments should be more open and accountable to the public about their online surveillance activities, according to a resolution released...

September 26th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Facebook starts fixing privacy settings

Facebook starts fixing privacy settings

Facebook Inc. announced multiple changes to its privacy settings Wednesday, promising to simplify privacy controls and reduce the amount of...

May 26th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

OPINION: Buzz privacy can

OPINION: Buzz privacy can

Well, Google has egg on its face over privacy issues stemming from the launch of its Buzz social networking service....

February 19th, 2010 warren shiau

Google Buzz faces more scrutiny over privacy

Google Buzz faces more scrutiny over privacy

Google Buzz has barely entered its second week of operation, and the new social network continues to be dogged by...

February 18th, 2010 Ian Paul