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Bell targeted ad issue remains unresolved: Privacy commissioner

Despite Bell Canada’s assurance that it will seek customer consent before tracking mobile phone use for the purpose of targeted...

April 8th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

Navi Pillay, UN high commissioner for human rights,

Firms aiding state snooping risk involvement in rights abuse: UN

The top United Nations human rights official criticized the “disturbing lack of transparency” in government online surveillance policies and practices...

October 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano


Do Canadian telecom, data protection laws hinder U.S. exports?

Along with tariffs, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, restrictions on United States grain exports and other issues, the U.S. has cited...

April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano


News organizations are top data theft targets: Report

High-profile news organizations are the top targets of hackers working for or in support of governments, according to a report...

March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Policy, practice gap behind federal data breach

The disappearance of an Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) portable hard drive containing the personal information of 583,000 student...

March 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Obama’s call for NSA reform ‘incomplete’: Snowden

United States President Barack Obama’s calls for a reform of the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program is a...

March 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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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

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The need for big data ethics

Proponents of big data boast of the huge benefits that analyzing large data sets can bring to organizations. There’s no...

December 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano


Researchers reverse engineer Dropbox

Cloud-based file hosting site Dropbox was recently reverse engineered by a software developers seeking to conduct security analysis on the...

August 28th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano