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.

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.

Amazon refuses to appear before Indian parliamentary panel on data privacy - MP

Amazon refuses to appear before Indian parliamentary panel on data privacy - MP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Representatives of Inc in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country’s privacy bill, an Indian lawmaker said on Friday, an allegation the U.S. commerce giant said was a result of a misunderstanding.

UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

In May, a broad-based campaign group wrote to UK health secretary Matt Hancock calling for greater openness in the government's embrace of private-sector tech companies contracted to provide a data store and dashboards as part of the NHS response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cellphone Carriers May Face $200 Million in Fines for Selling Location Data

Cellphone Carriers May Face $200 Million in Fines for Selling Location Data

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose about $200 million in fines against four major cellphone carriers for selling customers’ real-time location data, according to three people briefed on the discussions.

ICE Is Using Location Data From Games and Apps to Track and Arrest Immigrants, Report Says

ICE Is Using Location Data From Games and Apps to Track and Arrest Immigrants, Report Says

The federal government purchased access to a database that tracks millions of cell phones and is using the data as part of its ongoing crackdown on undocumented immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal.

NSA: Fear The Future  -  Nefarious Laboratories

NSA: Fear The Future - Nefarious Laboratories

Mr. Gerstell peppers his letter with references to privacy, "wrestling with the challenges of the Fourth Amendment" in "this area of data privacy between the government and the private sector", tiptoeing around the truth: the mission of the National Security Agency is not, and will never be, to preserve citizen privacy.

Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

UK biometrics commissioner Prof Paul Wiles has called for the government to take action over the use of facial recognition technology by the private sector as well as by law enforcement.

Should tech workers quit firms that don’t value privacy?

Should tech workers quit firms that don’t value privacy?

Hayes points out that tech workers are likely being influenced by consumers who are “increasingly aware of their data privacy rights, particularly in the advent of GDPR.” Hayes told ProPrivacy:.

Policymakers seek to rebuild public confidence in a data-driven world

Policymakers seek to rebuild public confidence in a data-driven world

The event, held in central London, brought together policymakers, government advisors, and senior representatives of top international firms to discuss the future of data handling in the UK.“It’s essential to get this right,” said Roger Taylor, chair of the Centre of Data, Ethics, and Innovation, who kicked off proceedings by outlining the government’s forthcoming National Data Strategy.“The obstacles to the collection and use and sharing of data are many and varied.

Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Monday named the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department as its general counsel, as the social media giant faces growing regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns.

2018 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

2018 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

As in previous years, 100 baseline points can be earned in each of the three major assessment categories (consumer protection, site security and privacy).

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

Just 31 percent of consumers in Asia-Pacific believe their personal information will be managed in a trustworthy way by businesses offering digital services, with only 5 percent willing to transact with companies that offer cheaper but less trusted digital platforms.

The Government wants to free up your bank data. Here's what that means for you

The Government wants to free up your bank data. Here's what that means for you

The Consumer Data Right (CDR), which begins to come online mid-year, aims to give Australians more agency to access and control parts of their personal information.

A million tiny eyes in the sky: how a new generation of nanosatellites pose a threat to privacy

A million tiny eyes in the sky: how a new generation of nanosatellites pose a threat to privacy

Another company in this sector, Orbital Insight , explains its services in the following way: “By applying machine learning and computer vision technologies, we build software that interprets data at petabyte scale to drive better business and policy decisions.” Similarly, SpaceKnow says: Our AI driven platform unlocks the power and potential of geospatial analysis.

More than 800 data breaches reported to Australian privacy watchdog in 2018

More than 800 data breaches reported to Australian privacy watchdog in 2018

Data from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reveals that last year it received 812 notifications as part of the mandatory breach reporting regime. Tags privacy cyber security data breaches Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

One of the UN's largest aid programmes just signed a deal with the CIA-backed data monolith Palantir

One of the UN's largest aid programmes just signed a deal with the CIA-backed data monolith Palantir

Last week, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) announced a partnership with Palantir, the controversial US-based data analytics company with deep links to US intelligence agencies.

Are You a Woman Traveling Alone? Marriott Might Be Watching You.

Are You a Woman Traveling Alone? Marriott Might Be Watching You.

Marriott employees all over the world are being trained to help spot sex trafficking at our hotels." The brief Twitter exchange, which occurred in January, revealed some of the hidden presumptions behind Marriott's efforts to stop sexual exploitation.

Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Referring to the so-called "tech lash," which was in part sparked by Facebook's giant Cambridge Analytica data breach in March 2018, Smith said the incident "captivated people's attention in a way that data breaches or issues in the past had not." The European Union significantly strengthened privacy laws with the introduction of GDPR, while California broke ground with its own privacy legislation last year.

Afterpay accessing electoral roll data under laws designed to target terrorism, money laundering

Afterpay accessing electoral roll data under laws designed to target terrorism, money laundering

The Australian Electoral Commission would not comment on whether the use of the data by the companies was appropriate as the anti-terrorism and money-laundering legislation was administered by the Attorney-General's Department.

“Do no harm” in the digital age: Privacy and security cannot be ignored

“Do no harm” in the digital age: Privacy and security cannot be ignored

As explored in our new report with the International Committee of the Red Cross - The humanitarian metadata problem: ‘Doing no harm’ in the digital era, metadata is generated by humanitarian organisations as they coordinate responses, communicate with staff, and engage with the people they serve.

Exposing Aiding Surveillance: Raising the cause of the world’s most vulnerable people’s

Exposing Aiding Surveillance: Raising the cause of the world’s most vulnerable people’s

Under pressure to be more accountable for their use of resources, but also due to the post-9/11 push to track and identify terrorists across the world, the humanitarian and development sectors began increasingly to look to identity registration, including biometrics, and the collection and sharing of vast amounts of data on their beneficiaries.

EPIC Urges Department of Defense to Limit Disclosure of Personnel Records

EPIC Urges Department of Defense to Limit Disclosure of Personnel Records

In to the Department of Defense, EPIC has proposed privacy safeguards for the agency's Personnel Vetting system of records. EPIC opposes the records system's disclosure standards that authorize sharing of individuals' personal information with any requesting source as part of an investigation, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and foreign law enforcement entities.

Tech sector says Peter Dutton's encrypted message 'back door' will jeopardise digital security

Tech sector says Peter Dutton's encrypted message 'back door' will jeopardise digital security

That is why the Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, has been so keen to pass laws forcing messaging companies to put "back doors" into their technology, allowing authorities to access these otherwise secret communications.

A new standard for government based data collection – PrivaSecTech

A new standard for government based data collection – PrivaSecTech

I would like to see every government organization publish whom they have shared personal information with. In summary, related to the specific case at hand, I feel that StatsCan like every other organization in Canada, including political parties, should be bound by privacy laws.

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Blockchain technology lies at the heart of decentralization because it’s an immutable, transparent, hack-proof and distributed ledger that stores data in multiple nodes. Implication of this technology in financial institutions will reduce the time and costs exhausted by manual labor that is employed for smooth processing of data.

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Angela Rayner became the latest in a long line of politicians to suggest that anonymous social media accounts should be banned in an attempt on Sunday to crack down on abusive and threatening behaviour online.