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Tax filing websites send users’ financial Information to Facebook for ads

According to an investigation by The Markup, tax filing websites such as TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and H&R Block have been found to be secretly transmitting sensitive financial information to Facebook when Americans file their taxes online via its widespread code known as a pixel that helps developers track user activity on their sites.

ATB Ventures introduces suite of digital identity products

ATB Ventures, the research arm of Alberta-based financial institution ATB Financial, has launched its suite of digital identity products: Oliu platform, Oliu Studio and...

Popular Stardust Period Tracker Will Hand Over Users Data Without A Warrant

Stardust, an astrology-focused menstrual tracking app, says in its privacy policy that when police ask for user data, it will comply, whether required by law or not, despite claims that the data is “anonymized” and “encrypted.”

Is Queen’s Park set to change health records rules? One expert thinks so

It was not a proclamation or even confirmation, but more of a hint that big changes might be afoot in Ontario when it comes...

The critical role of a Privacy Officer: why you may need one soon

Any business that is processing personal or sensitive information should appoint a Privacy Officer to oversee compliance obligations, and protect the interests of their data subjects.

The next iteration of cloud transformation: a cloud-like experience, anywhere

If not everything can be moved to the public cloud, how can we bring a cloud-like experience to data and applications, no matter where they are housed?

Outgoing Canadian privacy commissioner critical of companies, Ottawa in final speech

In his final speech to a Canadian privacy conference Daniel Therrien also called again for a rights-based privacy law

FTC charges Twitter with using account security data to sell targeted ads

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is acting against Twitter for deceptively using information gathered to ensure user account security for targeted advertising. Under...

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