Privacy commissioner opens probe into Canadian data brokers’ privacy practices

The data management practices of six unnamed Canadian data brokers are being investigated by federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien, the...

May 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canadian firms under GDPR deadline pressure from European partners

With two days left to go before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force some Canadian organizations...

May 23rd, 2018 Howard Solomon

RightsCon Report: Few on panel support right to be forgotten

European privacy regulators recognize people the right to have search engines de-index years-old sensitive information about them – including criminal...

May 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Companies struggling with GDPR deadline, according to report

More than 85 per cent of companies in a recent survey say it will take them at least three months...

May 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

RightsCon 2018 conference opens today in Toronto, will debate resolution on discrimination in machine learning

Some 2,000 human rights, Internet, legal and academic experts, business leaders, tech executives and activists from around the world are...

May 16th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Balsillie calls for tough privacy regulation to fight ‘surveillance capitalism’

Canada should adopt tough European-style privacy regulation to fight huge U.S. -based social media companies whose business model is based...

May 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Don’t relax just because some EU regulators aren’t ready for GDPR: Cavoukian

In 16 days -- May 25th -- the European Union's tough privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation...

May 10th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Final federal data breach notification regulations released

Ottawa has released the final version of its data breach notification regulations, which confirms that companies covered by federal privacy...

April 18th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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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