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 director at Ryerson University’s new Institute of Privacy and Big Data. “Having advised

Published on: 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 yesterday by privacy commissioners who attended the 35th International Conference of Data Protection

Published on: September 26th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

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 information that is publicly available. The changes will be rolled out to all

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

OPINION: Buzz privacy can

Well, Google has egg on its face over privacy issues stemming from the launch of its Buzz social networking service. How serious is the problem? Just "housekeeping," according to Google, where the company

Published on: February 19th, 2010 warren shiau

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 privacy issues. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said late Tuesday

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Ian Paul

McAfee software watches kids’ Internet use

McAfee Inc. is taking online identity, relationship and privacy protection to the next level by focusing on youth, according Ross Allen, Canadian General Manager for McAfee. Allen was on site at the Office

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Cloud computing in Canada: The enterprise obstacles

TORONTO – Data portability, lack of trust and privacy issues are just some of the barriers to wider enterprise adoption of virtually hosted hardware and software, experts told Canada’s first Cloud Computing Conference

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Shane Schick

Hong Kong earmarks funds for patient data security

HONG KONG - The Hospital Authority here has earmarked HK$35 million (US$4.4 million) to improve patient data security and privacy based on recommendations by the privacy commissioner and authority's own taskforce. The HA

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Computerworld Hong Kong staff

Canadian groups debate ISP traffic throttling

The ongoing controversy over traffic shaping by leading facilities-based Canadian ISPs has intensified with more high-profile groups speaking out on the issue.The Campaign for Democratic Media (CDM) has called upon the Canadian Radio

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson