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Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and...

April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian mandatory breach notification starts November 1, no regulations yet

Companies covered under federal law will have to report data breaches to customers, affected third parties and the federal privacy...

April 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Hashtag Trending – Slack makes big privacy changes, YouTube will annoy users with more ads, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a new gig

Slack’s new privacy rules lets your boss download your private chats, YouTube is increasing the number of ads before music...

March 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Give privacy commissioner enforcement power, says parliamentary committee

The federal Privacy Commissioner would have the power to make orders and impose fines for companies not complying with the ...

March 5th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canadian firms hindering customer data access requests, study suggests

Businesses could do a better job at responding to Canadians' requests to look at the personal data they hold, according...

February 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Incident response plans must be tested, privacy conference warned

A cyber incident response plan isn’t worth the paper it’s written on if it hasn’t been tested, a Canadian lawyer...

January 31st, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Canadian firms should create code to clarify online information take-down policies: Report

Companies should create a Code of Practice clarifying if and how they will oblige people who demand personal information online...

January 26th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Canadians have right to privacy in text messages sent to others, Supreme Court rules

Canadians don't give up their right to privacy after sending a text message to another person, the country's top court...

December 8th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Switching to IBM’s new Quad9 DNS offers many benefits

IBM Corp. unveiled a new free Domain Name System (DNS) service called Quad9 last week, in partnership with the Packet Clearing...

November 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs