Ontario’s privacy consultation could lead to new private sector data protection laws, but not everyone is thrilled about it

With its announcement last week about a public consultation to "improving provincial privacy laws," Ontario is signalling it's willing to...

August 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Clearview AI cancels contract with RCMP, says it’s no longer offering its facial recognition tech in Canada

With files from Pragya Sehgal    Bowing to months of pressure from Canadian privacy regulators, American facial recognition provider Clearview...

July 6th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian privacy commissioners to investigate Tim Hortons data collection practices

Developing   Canada's privacy commissioner and three provincial counterparts have launched an investigation into Tim Hortons' mobile app for how...

June 29th, 2020 Tom Li

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Data Privacy Day warning: Organizations that succeed take privacy seriously

Businesses should be worried that Canadians increasingly don't trust them to handle their personal data and information generated through online...

January 28th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Avast antivirus allegedly sold identifiable personal information to third parties

Avast has never made its data collection practices a secret, but a joint report by Vice's Motherboard and PCMag has...

January 27th, 2020 Tom Li

Public skeptical over privacy protection in Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto waterfront plan

There's ample public skepticism in Toronto about the ability of Google's sister company Sidewalk Labs to oversee a proposed lakefront...

July 16th, 2019 Howard Solomon

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Hashtag Trending – Data Privacy Day tips; Windows 10 hogs hard drive; Samsung ditches plastic packaging

How to lie and cheat your way to better online privacy; Windows 10 is going to hog more of your...

January 29th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Winston wants to protect your digital privacy – All Hands on Tech at CES 2019

Digital privacy has been a growing concern for pretty much anyone that uses the internet. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has...

January 8th, 2019 Alex Coop

From creepy to cool: why companies should put the customer first when chasing big data

A guest column by Alex Mohelsky, EY Canada National Analytics Leader, and Roobi Alam, EY Canada Senior Risk Manager For...

August 28th, 2018 IT World Canada Team