Cavoukian, colleague spar on need for sunset laws for COVID apps

Sunset clauses are needed in government-approved COVID contact tracing apps and emergency powers to ensure they aren't turned into permanent...

June 19th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Privacy watchdog doubts current law completely protects Canadians for COVID-19 apps

The federal privacy commissioner has little faith current laws are strong enough to protect the rights of Canadians if governments...

June 1st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian smart padlock maker rapped by Federal Trade Commission

A Canadian maker of smart padlocks has agreed to implement a comprehensive security program and not misrepresent its privacy and...

May 28th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ontario health unit website leaves COVID-19 test results and names accessible

While privacy experts worry proposed COVID-19 mobile contact tracing apps will reveal personal information of users, a northern Ontario health...

May 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

B.C. health officer cool on COVID tracing apps as Google and Apple release their API

Google and Apple have released their API to help public health authorities design what is now being called a COVID-19...

May 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Facebook fined $9 million by Canadian Competition Bureau

Facebook has agreed to pay a $9 million fine after the federal Competition Bureau found the company made false or...

May 19th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Surveys show conflicting support by Canadians for COVID-19 tracing app

Canadian governments are planning to approve COVID-19 mobile contact tracing apps to help health authorities track the spread of the...

May 14th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Employee mistakes lead to information exposure in Nova Scotia, U.K.

It's bad enough that hackers are able to exploit software vulnerabilities in IT environments to make off with sensitive data,...

May 14th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian privacy commissioners urge caution on COVID-19 tracing apps

With federal, provincial and territorial leaders discussing a national approach to COVID-19 tracking apps, privacy commissioners across the country have...

May 7th, 2020 Howard Solomon