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Study shows problems with anonymizing data to improve security

With an increasing number of organizations looking to leverage so-called big data comes increasing risk that the datasets created could...

February 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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80 per cent of Canadians will choose a business on its privacy reputation: Survey

Businesses and governments in doubt about customer attitudes are towards data privacy have a new measurement tool: According to a...

January 28th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Interview: Privacy guru Ann Cavoukian

Six months ago Ontario's internationally-known privacy commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, left the government to become executive director of Ryerson University's Privacy...

January 12th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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March 2014 in review: On Target

It was difficult to come up with words to describe the magnitude of the Target stores data breach in the...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Officials urge app stores to highlight app privacy policies

Twenty-two privacy commissioners from around the world -- including those from Canada, Alberta and British Columbia -- are urging mobile...

December 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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This Toronto-based company takes data encryption to new heights– Goodbye hackers

The standard information security mantra is to protect sensitive data where it resides, but I say that with the number...

November 20th, 2014 Michael Ball

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Tech sector urged to help rights groups suffering cyber attacks

A Toronto-based organization focusing on information technology and communications research is calling on software and technology companies to assist human...

November 12th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Mozilla focuses on privacy as Firefox turns 10

A pre-installed search engine that doesn’t track user identity and online behaviour is among the technologies introduced by Mozilla to...

November 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Metadata needs protection, warns privacy commissioner

If CSOs and privacy officials have any doubts that metadata can be used to find personal information on an individual, a new paper from the...

November 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon