This one link is the only way to truly delete your Facebook profile

Nine years after the Privacy Commissioner of Canada requested that Facebook make its account deletion option more accessible, the link...

March 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner escalates, launches formal investigation into Facebook

Canada is joining its allies in the United Kingdom, European Union, and United States in launching a formal investigation into...

March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

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Google’s secret Android location tracking is latest failure to respect privacy

This week's revelation that Google Inc. is collecting precise location data about Android users without their permission is just the...

November 22nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

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Privacy Commissioner recommends updates to 33-year-old Privacy Act

Canada's Privacy Commissioner is calling for a reform of the Privacy Act that would require public institutions to report data...

March 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

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Targeted online ads need more work, says Privacy Commissioner

Privacy options for targeted online advertising need some work, said Canada’s Privacy Commissioner in a report released in mid-June. The...

June 30th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

Security and privacy concerns raised around Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) may offer vast improvements in convenience and efficiency, but how secure is it, and do...

April 30th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

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Report raises alarm on connected cars spying on Canadian motorists

Modern cars with sensors and computers that are able to collect information about the people operating them have become very...

March 26th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Privacy commissioners issue guidance on police body cams

There is some evidence that the use of body-worn cameras (BWC) by police reduces the use of force by front-line...

February 19th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

New federal privacy watchdog wants to split online crime bill

Ottawa seems to be pushing ahead with Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, despite the newly appointed...

June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks