Canadian government in IT matters

New federal privacy law in effect, but not mandatory data breach disclosure – yet

The devil is in the details, is an old saying. When it comes to laws, it might be "the devil...

June 18th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Telus shows how big data and privacy can work together

For many organizations the promise of big data is the ability to deliver the right tailored offer to customers at...

June 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

security and privacy issues

First steps to cyber risk management

Lots of organizations today are struggling to find options that can effectively help deal with cyber security threats, including assessing...

May 24th, 2015 Robert Cordray


Ontario Education department suffers loss of email addresses

An Ontario government department has learned the hard way about the need to secure a Web site. The Education ministry...

March 16th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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#ITWCchats: Mobile device management Twitter chat recap

Updated Feb. 26, 4:00 pm E.S.T. We just had one of our liveliest and fast-paced Twitter chats yet, there were...

February 19th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed


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

Cavoukain in her office at Ryerson University. One wall has paintings she's done. ITWC photo by Howard Solomon

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

Target department store

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