Articles By Rosie Lombardi

Anti-crime video surveillance hits streets of Toronto

Anti-crime video surveillance hits streets of Toronto

Toronto is joining the ranks of major cities such as New York, Chicago and Washington that are installing video surveillance...

July 4th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Ontario’s privacy commissioner orchestrates voice biometrics integration

Ontario’s privacy commissioner orchestrates voice biometrics integration

Ontario's privacy commissioner has played a role in match-making two emerging technologies.Combining encryption with voice biometrics shows promise for protecting...

June 20th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
GIS integration puts Nanaimo on the Google map

GIS integration puts Nanaimo on the Google map

How did a little city of 78,000 souls in British Columbia earn the big title of "Capital of Google Earth"?The...

June 12th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Alberta health care cases highlight future privacy issues

Alberta health care cases highlight future privacy issues

Should people be able to hide abortions, AIDS, mental illness and other such touchy matters in their medical histories?The question...

June 6th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Glitches plague CRA’s online tax system

Glitches plague CRA’s online tax system

Procrastinating Canadians rejoiced at the end of April when a system slowdown at Netfile, the online tax filing service provided...

May 26th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
511 service off to slow start in Canada

511 service off to slow start in Canada

Back in 2006, government announcements were made about the introduction of a new 511 telephone information service by the end...

May 20th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Tracking technologies cut joy-riding and expensive insurance rates

Tracking technologies cut joy-riding and expensive insurance rates

Young drivers are often clumped into one broad "under 25" category by law enforcement, insurance companies and society at large....

May 8th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
More privacy-boosting technology begets more video surveillance

More privacy-boosting technology begets more video surveillance

New privacy-enhancing video surveillance technology developed by the University of Toronto may bring some peace in the tug-of-war between public...

April 25th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Cyber gang surge drives organized response by law enforcement

Cyber gang surge drives organized response by law enforcement

Organized cyber crime rings are wreaking havoc because they're vastly more organized and better funded than Canadian law enforcement, say...

April 21st, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Kafka in Canada: RCMP’s secret files fuel controversy

Kafka in Canada: RCMP’s secret files fuel controversy

Privacy organizations are calling for intensified scrutiny and oversight of the RCMP's information management practices, which have failed to comply...

April 11th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi