Ottawa to set up network of cyber security experts to help protect critical infrastructure

Public Safety Canada will help create “a community of critical infrastructure cyber security experts” as part of its ongoing effort...

June 8th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Auditor general calls Phoenix pay system rollout an ‘incomprehensible failure’

Michael Ferguson didn’t mince words this morning when he cited a new report that slammed the federal government’s Phoenix pay...

May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Privacy commissioner opens probe into Canadian data brokers’ privacy practices

The data management practices of six unnamed Canadian data brokers are being investigated by federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien, the...

May 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have been identified by startups, entrepreneurs and investors as revolutionary, with the added potential...

May 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Balsillie calls for tough privacy regulation to fight ‘surveillance capitalism’

Canada should adopt tough European-style privacy regulation to fight huge U.S. -based social media companies whose business model is based...

May 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Federal act would make hacking to interfere with elections a crime

Ottawa will make it clear that hacking into a computer during a federal election period is a criminal offence, foreign...

May 1st, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Final federal data breach notification regulations released

Ottawa has released the final version of its data breach notification regulations, which confirms that companies covered by federal privacy...

April 18th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Don’t expect too many secrets from the new Centre for Cyber Security

For some time the private sector has complained it isn’t getting enough information from the federal government’s cyber spies when...

April 13th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Ottawa will share more cyber threat information with business, MP promises

Ottawa is determined the two new cyber security agencies announced in the recent federal budget will work closer with business...

April 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon