Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data...

June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Holding AI accountable: public leaders organize to ensure algorithms influencing government are ethical

In the 2002 movie Minority Report, three "Precogs" that have the God-given ability to see into the future are used to...

May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data...

May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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Sidewalk Toronto commits to Privacy by Design principles amid citizen concerns

Responsible data use and privacy are top priorities of Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city development project in Toronto’s Quay Side community,...

May 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood...

March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

You don’t have to sacrifice privacy for security, says former Ontario privacy commissioner

Ann Cavoukian spent more than 15 years as Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner between 1997 and 2014, but her new...

February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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Canada’s first commercial blockchain service could become the ‘Interac’ for digital transactions

With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada’s ‘Big 5’ banks and a new research institute...

March 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

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PHEMI locks down big data with Zero-Trust tech

Privacy concerns around big data have been mounting, but a Vancouver-based company hopes to have solved the problem with a...

September 24th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

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Why privacy matters: Perspective from a CIO-turned CEO

Why does privacy matter? I faced this question about ten years ago when I was running a management consulting company...

July 9th, 2015 Fariba Anderson