As the number of successful pandemic-related scams continues to grow online, Canada's cyber spy agency is helping to launch a new — and free — threat-blocking tool for all Canadians to use.
In Canada, reports surfaced last week that the federal government has not ruled out using Canadians cell phone location data to track people's movements during the coronavirus epidemic.
For example, Israel has implemented a system that involves the collection and use of cellphone location data to identify at-risk individuals, who may receive text messages warning that they need to self-quarantine.
This past Monday, Toronto Mayor Tory announced at a virtual TechTO meetup that the government has been receiving location data from wireless carriers and telecommunication companies in the area to show where people are still congregating and flouting social distancing – The Logic reports.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian privacy authorities have launched an investigation into New York-based Clearview AI to determine whether the firm’s use of facial recognition technology complies with the country’s privacy laws, the agencies said on Friday.
Ron Taig, with the Livonia Police Department in Michigan, shows the Neighbors portal made available to law enforcement agencies who sign agreements with Amazon's Ring subsidiary.Last year, Livonia PD signed a partnership with the Amazon subsidiary allowing citizens using Ring's Neighbors app to report suspicious activity caught on surveillance.
Several government departments in Canada have compromised the personal information of 144,000 individuals across 7,992 data breaches that occurred over the past two years, according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
An October hack of medical testing company LifeLabs exposed the sensitive personal information of an estimated 15 million Canadians.The LifeLabs data breach included lab test results and national health card numbers along with personally identifiable information including names, dates of birth, home addresses and email addresses.
Canada’s biggest provider of specialty laboratory testing services said it paid hackers an undisclosed amount for the return of personal data they stole belonging to as many as 15 million customers.LifeLabs said that its investigation so far indicates that the accessed test results were from 2016 or earlier and belonged to about 85,000 customers.
VCH declined an interview and provided an email statement that said, in part, their health authority “has clear privacy protocols to protect patient information and we take breaches of privacy extremely seriously.” They also said they recently made changes to their systems to limit patient information sent through paging broadcasts and are working with B.C.’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner as they “move to alternate technologies.”.
"Anything that arrives at the border is subject to being searched - that means anything," postmaster Kathleen Case told the BBC.Some days every item of mail - which are placed in a bonded truck in Canada and then sent about 80km (50 miles) through Maine and over the international Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - is inspected.
MONTREAL (Reuters) - A June data breach that hit Canada’s Desjardins Group has affected all of the financial cooperative’s 4.2 million members, prompting government reforms to protect personal information in the Canadian province of Quebec, an official said on Friday.
Using a credential stuffing attack, an unauthorized person was able to gain access to a TransUnion Canada web portal and use it to pull consumer credit files.
The product, called the Juul C1, pairs with an Android-only app via Bluetooth and has been launched in the UK after a trial in Canada, as reported by The Financial Times.
Capital One is not calling or texting customers regarding the cyber incident and is not asking for credit card or account information, or Social Insurance Numbers over the phone or via email.
Representatives from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand recently finished a two day meeting in London where the countries renewed their commitment to seeking encryption backdoors from technology companies around the world. Private Internet Access continues to protest against government encroachment on tech companies and will never built in any encryption backdoors or ghost protocols.
Banking institution Capital One has just revealed that it’s suffered a data breach that exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, dates of birth, and self-reported incomes of approximately 100 million Americans, and 6 million in Canada, due to a “configuration vulnerability” in the servers of an unnamed cloud computing company hosting the bank’s data.
BERLIN/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Own report) - In the dispute over boycotting the Chinese Huawei corporation, the German government is considering joining a campaign of the "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing network, it was reported in Canada and Australia.
The Canadian laws that govern searches of digital devices at our borders must be updated and strengthened to protect the privacy of people in Canada. People in Canada need a legislated regime with built-in rights of challenge, as well as public transparency and reporting obligations.
Representative picture OTTAWA — Canada's military spies can collect and share information about Canadian citizens — including material gathered by chance — as long as it supports a legitimate investigation, says a newly disclosed federal directive.
“I want to thank prosecutors Andrew Young, Ben Katz and Mark Pletcher, as well as the FBI, DEA, Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshals Service, Washington State Police, the Bellingham and Blaine Police Departments, and all of our law enforcement partners around the world, including Australia, Canada, Panama, Hong Kong, and Thailand for their hard work on this case,” Brewer said.
An empty chair and nameplate are pictured after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg failed to appear at the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 28, 2019.
As more people travel with smartphones loaded with personal data, concern is mounting over Canadian border officers' powers to search those phones — without a warrant.
The ads were commissioned by the digital rights non-profit Open Media and were meant to be posted at the YVR terminal of the Canada Line.“They were large, bright ads with very simple text that said, ‘Your phone is not safe at the border,’ with a link to our website,” said Open Media executive director Laura Tribe.
Canada's federal privacy watchdog plans to take Facebook to court following an investigation that found the social media giant broke a number of privacy laws and failed to take responsibility for protecting Canadians' personal information.