Next in the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: Canadian privacy commissioners’ report on AggregateIQ

Now that Facebook has agreed to pay a US$5 billion fine for its part in the Cambridge Analytica data collection...

July 25th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Facebook agrees to pay $5 billion fine; Zuckerberg forbidden from any role over privacy decisions

Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion (U.S.) fine and follow new privacy requirements for 20 years to...

July 24th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Sidewalk Toronto: While waiting for plan, consider these conflicting papers

The proposed master plan for the controversial Quayside 'smart community' project on Toronto's waterfront is expected to be released to...

June 20th, 2019 Howard Solomon

DIACC releases first model of Canadian digital trust framework as companies show off solutions

Later this summer the Niagara Health regional authority will launch a mobile medical app which will eventually let area residents...

June 6th, 2019 Howard Solomon

A refreshingly realistic approach to digital transformation – Gartner’s first Canadian Symposium

The Gartner IT Symposium opened with an extremely optimistic view of Canada’s position in terms of digital transformation, and some...

June 4th, 2019 Jim Love

Amazon, Microsoft, Apple pressured by lawmakers at Ottawa hearing on big data firms

Fresh off squeezing Facebook earlier this week, an international panel of lawmakers meeting in Ottawa tried putting pressure on Amazon,...

May 30th, 2019 Howard Solomon

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

Canada announces Digital Charter, promises serious fines to business for not protecting privacy

The federal government has unveiled a 10-principle Digital Charter that promises to apply to future legislation and regulation, including the...

May 21st, 2019 Howard Solomon

Canadian privacy experts praise San Francisco ban on facial recognition software

Canadian privacy experts say this week's decision by San Francisco forbidding county and municipal departments from using facial recognition technology...

May 16th, 2019 Howard Solomon