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

Over the last year, 28 million Canadians impacted by data breaches: privacy commissioner

In the last 12 months, the personal information of approximately 28 million Canadians was affected by corporate hacks or mismanagement,...

November 4th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Privacy officers relieved Canadian watchdog isn’t changing the rules

The federal privacy commissioner's decision not to change his office's guidance on whether firms need explicit consent from consumers if...

September 26th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Poll suggests Canadians feel they lack control over private data

A majority of Canadians know their rights when it comes to privacy, but polling data suggests an equal number of...

August 1st, 2019 Alex Coop

Give Canadians privacy rights in new law, says federal privacy commissioner

With Ottawa committing this week to update the nation's public and private sector privacy legislation, federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien...

May 24th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Facebook privacy

Canadians lose trust in Facebook as it battles privacy watchdogs

Facebook committed serious violations of Canadian privacy laws and failed to take responsibility for protecting the personal information of Canadians,...

April 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Facebook privacy problems

Privacy Commissioner’s Facebook investigation expands to include AggregateIQ

Two of Canada's privacy watchdogs will combine their efforts, and their files, to do a joint investigation of Facebook and...

April 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson