Goodbye Spam, Hello Consumer Power

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation is set to come into effect on July 1, 2014. It was created to combat harmful electronic messages like spam, malware, false representation, spyware, and more.

Posted:
June 03, 2014
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

Critics decry new Privacy Commissioner's appointment

The nomination of Daniel Therrien as Canada's next Privacy Commissioner has drawn criticism from a former federal commissioner, major civil liberties groups, privacy experts, and academics.

Posted:
June 02, 2014
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

CRTC says anti-spam law will be hard to police

A new law designed to help unclog Canadians' email inboxes takes effect July 1, but the CRTC is warning that it won't be able to respond to every complaint it receives.

Posted:
May 29, 2014
Article source:
Global News

Privacy pushback: 6 ways your rights could be threatened

This is a look at some recent legislation and other developments that have raised privacy concerns.

Posted:
May 28, 2014
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Big banks promise free and low-cost accounts

The free accounts would be available to youth, students, people with disability savings plans, and low-income seniors, those with low enough pension income to receive the GIS.

Posted:
May 27, 2014
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Cyberbullying bill surveillance powers alarm Ontario privacy watchdog

Bill C-13 will entrench warrantless law enforcement practices, Ann Cavoukian warns.

Posted:
May 23, 2014
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Facebook Just Made A Big Change To Privacy Settings

Now new Facebook users' posts will automatically be set to "Friends," meaning only friends can see your information.

Posted:
May 22, 2014
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

Federal privacy law faces constitutional challenge

Privacy legislation that lets telecommunications providers and other companies hand over customers' personal information to the government without a warrant is being challenged in court.

Posted:
May 22, 2014
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario privacy watchdog moves to block more police access to TCHC security cameras

Ontario's top privacy official made an 11th-hour intervention on Thursday in an attempt to stop a proposal to give Toronto Police greater access to security-camera footage from public-housing properties.

Posted:
May 16, 2014
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

European court: Google must delete search results on request

A European court has ruled that Google must amend some of its search results at the request of ordinary people when they show links to outdated, irrelevant information.

Posted:
May 13, 2014
Article source:
CTV News