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.
The federal government has launched an investigation into allegations the Royal Bank of Canada had access to the private Facebook messages of people using its app, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has told MPs. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners The New York Times reported in December that RBC, Spotify and Netflix had all been given the ability to read the private messages of Facebook users who connected with the businesses.
The Act also applies to the Government’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information in the course of providing services.” Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “PIPEDA“) and Provincial Privacy Acts: The PIPEDA and Provincial Privacy Acts set out “the ground rules for how private-sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information in the course of for-profit, commercial activities across Canada.