During a crisis, use and disclosure of personal information may be extended, ‘can be very broad’ says regulator

Canadian public and private sector organizations generally are allowed to collect and disclose personal information only with the consent of...

March 23rd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Paranoid privacy tool can jam your smart speaker’s microphone

With smart home devices proliferating, the secondary effect of privacy is becoming a concern. While a majority of consumers are...

February 11th, 2020 Tom Li

Gavel in court

Canadian privacy czar takes Facebook to court over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The federal privacy commissioner is fulfilling his promise to ask a judge to declare that Facebook contravened Canada’s private sector...

February 6th, 2020 Howard Solomon

No expectation of privacy in an IP address, Alberta judge rules

Police in Alberta don't need a court order to get an external IP address from a service provider in trying...

February 5th, 2020 Howard Solomon

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

Alberta privacy czar surprised by healthcare sector data breaches

In the first seven months of mandatory healthcare sector data breach reporting in Alberta, the province's privacy commission was notified...

November 22nd, 2019 Howard Solomon

Ontario energy regulator dims plan to sell smart meter data

In a sign of increased Canadian regulator sensitivity to privacy issues, Ontario's energy overseer has told the agency that operates...

November 8th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Privacy czars call on governments to recognize privacy as a fundamental right

Privacy commissioners from around the world including Canada have urged governments to recognize privacy as a fundamental human right, and...

October 29th, 2019 Howard Solomon