Desjardins at fault for huge data breach, say privacy commissioners

Canada's largest financial services data breach was caused by a series of gaps in administrative and technological safeguards, federal and...

December 14th, 2020 Howard Solomon

New privacy law may enhance powers of Canada’s privacy commissioner

Privacy experts across the country will be focusing their attention on Parliament this morning when the federal government introduces long-promised...

November 16th, 2020 Howard Solomon

OPC: Cadillac Fairview collected 5 million shoppers’ images without proper consent

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada says it has discovered that Cadillac Fairview, a commercial real estate company,...

October 29th, 2020 Tom Li

Canada has ‘clearly fallen behind’ other countries in privacy law, says privacy commissioner

Canada’s efforts to update its privacy laws progress at a snail’s pace, prompting a stern warning from its privacy commissioner...

October 8th, 2020 Alex Coop

Privacy commissioner urges IoT makers to limit collection of personal data

Canadian manufactures of internet-connected devices -- including smart toys, educational products and e-learning platforms --should limit the collection of personal...

August 26th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Gavel in court

Canadian privacy czar takes Facebook to court over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The federal privacy commissioner is fulfilling his promise to ask a judge to declare that Facebook contravened Canada’s private sector...

February 6th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canada’s privacy commissioner asks for input to address AI privacy concerns

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is asking industry stakeholders to bring forward their concerns and ideas...

January 31st, 2020 Buckley Smith

Canadian government in IT matters

StatsCan backs off plans to collect personal data for spending analysis

Statistics Canada has backed off its plans to collect the banking information of 500,000 Canadian households following pressure from the...

December 11th, 2019 Howard Solomon

BC firm criticized by Canadian privacy commissioners in Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal

A British Columbia political consulting and technology company failed to meet its obligations under Canadian privacy laws when it used...

November 26th, 2019 Howard Solomon