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

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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

Red Privacy Button Keyboard

Privacy Act goes to committee

The second of the Harper government's pieces of digital legislation has been steadily going through the Senate, but it may now...

October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon


Sleeping through the Alarm – What Breaches Should be Telling Us, and Why the Message is Missed

The disconnect is real. Alarm bells are ringing but who is listening? "As cyber-attacks and security threats become increasingly sophisticated...

October 14th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

Machine to machine solutions, including telematics in vehicles, are expected to grow significantly

Privacy and the Internet of Things: Practical or paranoia?

The promise of connected homes, cars, wearables and every day conveniences is growing rapidly. Established companies like Cisco Systems Inc., Telus...

September 22nd, 2014 Mark Burdon