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Many federal managers had unneeded access to employees’ personal information: CBC

As many as 70,000 managers had excess and unneeded access to the personal details of all 300,000 federal employees enrolled...

July 21st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Data Security

Canada’s privacy laws need to be updated. But don’t look to Europe or the US for guidance, experts say

Even Justin Trudeau thinks Canada needs to update its data privacy laws for the 21st century, but the recently passed E.U.-U.S. Privacy...

July 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood


Breach notification reporting can be complicated without proper skills, tools

A key question raised by pending changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which require organizations to...

July 18th, 2016 Gary Hilson

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U.S. law can’t force American service providers to turn over foreign data: Court

Organizations  worried about the ability of American law enforcement agencies to get at electronic data in foreign data centres have...

July 15th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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How SaskPower handled an employee snooping incident

Although the odds are data breaches will be executed by people outside the enterprise, the possible threat of insiders always...

July 8th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Is Blockchain a “world-changing” technology?

Blockchain is the technology that underpins the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Because Bitcoin is much loved by anarchists, drug dealers and fraudsters,...

June 27th, 2016 Yogi Schulz

Can we save the open web?

Can we save the open web?

The open web allows users to freely publish and access content that is instantly viewable by millions world-wide. But what...

June 15th, 2016 IT World Canada Team


Why our data access laws need to evolve ASAP

Be it through compliance or through resistance, it seems that every day a new major tech company is becoming embroiled...

June 2nd, 2016 Dave Yin

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The real secret to quality application development

As software continues to revolutionize businesses around the globe, and privacy legislation becomes increasingly more stringent, there’s a critical demand...

May 19th, 2016 Suzanne Robicheau