New Canadian privacy regime steps in the right direction, but experts ‘baffled’ and ‘troubled’ by key missing pieces 

Two privacy experts have mixed feelings about the proposed new federal privacy regime for the private sector. On the one...

November 18th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Goodbye PIPEDA? Canada’s privacy commissioner to gain power to recommend stiff fines under proposed legislation

This morning, the Canadian government announced that the federal privacy commissioner will gain the ability to recommend companies be fined...

November 17th, 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

Five Eyes countries press for back doors into applications, again

Canada has again joined its partners in the Five Eyes intelligence co-operative and is calling on tech companies to work...

October 13th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canada should stop using facial recognition at border crossings, says legal clinic

A Canadian technology legal think tank has called for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition systems at our...

October 7th, 2020 Howard Solomon

MapleSec: How COVID pandemic created nightmares for privacy experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a few nightmares for Canadian privacy experts, according to experts at the MapleSEC virtual conference....

October 7th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Quebec to adopt COVID Alert amid rising cases

With the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 sharply rising, Quebec is abandoning its opposition to the federally-backed COVID...

September 30th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Leaders must do more to reassure Canadians on COVID Alert app, says tech lawyer

The country's leaders must do more to convince skeptical Canadians that the national COVID Alert app protects their privacy and...

September 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian law firms team up to file class-action suit against Google

Lawyers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have filed proposed class-action lawsuits in the three provinces against Google and its...

September 4th, 2020 Howard Solomon