New privacy bill is a data protection reset for Canada

New privacy bill is a data protection reset for Canada

Bill C-11 – and the recently launched consultation on reforming the federal Privacy Act – are both aimed at meeting the new technological challenges and international pressure on Canada to up its personal data protection game.

Canada unveils its new privacy legislation – with even bigger fines than the GDPR

Canada unveils its new privacy legislation – with even bigger fines than the GDPR

Even though the current text is likely to change in various ways, it is clear that Canada’s proposed privacy law will be one of the most important, alongside the GDPR, and a useful further example of how to draft legislation offering strong privacy protection in the digital world.

New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

The proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 builds a foundation of trust and transparency between citizens, companies and government, while ensuring that innovators and businesses benefit from a modernized framework with clear rules.

Apple Responds to macOS Privacy Concerns, Explains Why Apps Were Slow to Launch

Apple Responds to macOS Privacy Concerns, Explains Why Apps Were Slow to Launch

On top of this, Apple says “over the next year we will introduce several changes to our security checks,” specifically: a new encrypted protocol for Developer ID certificate revocation checks strong protections against server failure a new preference for users to opt out of these security protections Apple also gave some further technical information on the situation to iPhone in Canada.

Speech readied for CSIS boss raises spectre of ‘hostile’ nations hunting for personal data through schools and businesses

Speech readied for CSIS boss raises spectre of ‘hostile’ nations hunting for personal data through schools and businesses

Concern is growing within Canada’s spy agency about the threat posed by hostile state actors, especially China and Russia, looking to steal intellectual property and “large digital data sets” from private companies and academic institutions.

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

This metric is used to measure Facebook's total user base across its main app, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. The StopHateForProfit ad boycott did not seem to impact the company's advertising business, with ad revenue up 22% compared to a year ago.

Trudeau Liberals quietly draft plan to regulate information on internet in Canada

Trudeau Liberals quietly draft plan to regulate information on internet in Canada

OTTAWA, September 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has drafted documents related to regulating the internet in Canada, a move critics say could have alarming implications for the country’s online free and independent press.

Privacy watchdogs taking a look at Tim Hortons app's location tracking technology

Privacy watchdogs taking a look at Tim Hortons app's location tracking technology

A spokesperson for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of B.C. said in an email, “Our office is aware of the persistent location tracking in the Tim Hortons app as reported by media, and will be looking into the issue in more detail.

Free online 'threat blocker' launched in Canada as successful COVID-19 scams multiply

Free online 'threat blocker' launched in Canada as successful COVID-19 scams multiply

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.

Personal Data of 144,000 Canadians Breached by Federal Authorities

Personal Data of 144,000 Canadians Breached by Federal Authorities

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).

Personal information belonging to 144,000 Canadians breached by federal departments and agencies

Personal information belonging to 144,000 Canadians breached by federal departments and agencies

Federal departments or agencies have mishandled personal information belonging to 144,000 Canadians over the past two years, according to new figures tabled in the House of Commons — and not everyone who was swept up in a privacy breach was told about it.

Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches

Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches

"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.

Credit Info Exposed in TransUnion Credential Stuffing Attack

Credit Info Exposed in TransUnion Credential Stuffing Attack

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.

Canada’s golden opportunity to restore trust online

Canada’s golden opportunity to restore trust online

Working with technologists, policy experts, and industry partners, we’ve crafted a set of principles that we believe will help ensure the internet remains open, trusted, and people-centred.

Five Eyes

Five Eyes

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.

List of Canada–United States border crossings

List of Canada–United States border crossings

Four Falls Brown Road New Brunswick East Road Russell Road Maine Canada still provides Customs services seasonally, but US-bound traffic is prohibited, and has been since the US border station closed in the 1960s.

Your phone is not safe at the Canadian border

Your phone is not safe at the Canadian border

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.

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

A company headquartered in Los Angeles recently advertised the sale of real-time phone location data for devices in the United States, Canada, India, and said it would soon offer the same service in the Philippines.

Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation

Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation

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.

Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

[Text On Screen: Canada's Digital Charter — Trust in a digital world]. The Honourable Navdeep Bains : And we must find a way to protect that data, while still being open to the economic opportunities of a data-driven world.

Five Eyes alliance reportedly looping in Germany, Japan against China

Five Eyes alliance reportedly looping in Germany, Japan against China

On Wednesday, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland then confirmed that a second national could be facing trouble in China after the detainment of Canadian diplomat on leave Michael Kovrig in Beijing earlier this week, although she said that Chinese authorities "have not described the situation ...

YVR under fire after blocking ads with information on travellers’ privacy rights

YVR under fire after blocking ads with information on travellers’ privacy rights

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.

US government claims to have found evidence against Huawei via secret surveillance

US government claims to have found evidence against Huawei via secret surveillance

The news comes as the US government has urged its allies around the world to bar Huawei from public communications networks, claiming that the company's hardware poses a national security risk.

Privacy: A hole in the virtual medicine cabinet

Privacy: A hole in the virtual medicine cabinet

If you happen to have entered that information into popular prescription drug-tracking Android phone apps, some of it might be shared with data giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. During the installation process, users are required to grant app developers permission to start collecting personal information.

Canadian Privacy Laws: A Primer

Canadian Privacy Laws: A Primer

The Act also applies to the Government’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information in the course of providing services.”[1] 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.

Google confirms it uses dummy phone numbers to record calls with local services

Google confirms it uses dummy phone numbers to record calls with local services

VANCOUVER—A spokesperson for Google has confirmed the service they’ve launched in Vancouver and Toronto to connect potential customers to trusted service providers funnels customers through ostensibly local phone numbers that are actually owned by Google for the purpose of call monitoring.

Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada should ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday.

App Analysis: Air Canada

App Analysis: Air Canada

Air Canada screenshots showing both passwords and credit card information Transparent black boxes By attempting to implement the black boxes, Air Canada implicitly acknowledges that various fields within their app will contain sensitive data and that this data should not be captured in screenshots.

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns

But Lockton said federal law sets a higher bar of "opt-in" consent for online advertisements based on sensitive subjects that a user would expect to remain private, such as health and financial information, requiring that users explicitly agree to being served with ads about these topics based on their search history.

CSIS director warns business leaders of ‘state-sponsored espionage in Canada’

CSIS director warns business leaders of ‘state-sponsored espionage in Canada’

While Vigneault said terrorism remained the “number one national security-related danger to public safety in this country,” he called espionage and foreign interference “the greatest threat to our prosperity and national interest.”