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

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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

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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

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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