Organizations will have to report personal data breaches: Ottawa

Organizations will have to tell people if their personal information has been lost or stolen and if there is a risk they could be harmed under new legislation tabled Tuesday by the Harper

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Small ISPs top large providers on transparency: Report

There is still a lot of room for improvement on how well local Internet service providers inform their customers on how they are protecting private information but on the whole, smaller ISPs are

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Data breaches in federal departments soar in 10 months

Here's another sign of how bad network security is in the national capital: The federal government suffered more data breaches in the last 10 months than it has the the last 10 years,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Big data, privacy and ethics

To some big data, privacy and ethics are three silos that organizations deal with separately. But the fact is they are all tied together. When the data includes personal information -- or information

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

#FollowFriday: Three Canadian experts on privacy

This week privacy was in the news ….  wait a minute: Since whistleblower Edward Snowden started leaking documents last summer there hasn't been a week when privacy wasn't in the news. What I

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Location-based services can also handle privacy, says Ontario

The appeal to retailers of mobile location technologies is the possibility that data gathered from wireless smart phones and tablets can be used to boost sales by sending them targeted offers and messages. It

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

M2M data often has personal info, warns Ontario privacy expert

Vending machines are about to become your closest friends, according to one vision. They will recognize you on approach from the location-based signals from your smart phone, back office systems will check your

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Court here would notice $3 million U.S. privacy breach settlement: Lawyer

A US$3 million class action settlement approved by a Florida court stemming from the theft of data from a health insurer will not automatically be seen as a precedent by Canadian judges, says

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How employers can do some mobile spying on staff

Spying on what employees are doing on their PCs in the office is as old as the PC itself. It’s considered a right of the employer to put spyware on workers’ desktop computers, although

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon