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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Privacy Tech-Know blog: Privacy Enhancing Technologies for Businesses
  • 13/04/2021

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Privacy Tech-Know blog: Privacy Enhancing Technologies for Businesses

Your business might rely on the cloud or on Internet-enabled technologies—such as tablets, mobile phones, and smart devices (part of the Internet of Things) to deliver your services, analyze your data, and inform your business decisions. Ensuring that your organization’s…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Pandemic highlights need for strong privacy laws
  • 01/04/2021

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Pandemic highlights need for strong privacy laws

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the importance of technologies in daily life, highlighting the importance of laws that allow for innovation while also protecting privacy rights, Commissioner Daniel Therrien told consumer advocates in a speech delivered today. Speaking at a virtual…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Commissioner encouraged by proposals to modernize the public sector Privacy Act
  • 26/03/2021

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Commissioner encouraged by proposals to modernize the public sector Privacy Act

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) today released a submission containing key recommendations in response to the Department of Justice’s consultation on modernizing Canada’s outdated federal public sector privacy law. The authority is very encouraged by the thoughtful and…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Commissioner submits views to Access to Information Act review
  • 24/02/2021

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Commissioner submits views to Access to Information Act review

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has sent a submission to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in relation to a statutory review of the Access to Information Act (ATIA). The review of the ATIA presents an opportunity to examine issues that lie at…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Videoconferencing – Maintain your physical distance, but keep your personal information close
  • 30/12/2020

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Videoconferencing – Maintain your physical distance, but keep your personal information close

As Canadians continue to adapt to social distancing, many of us have turned to videoconferencing services to help keep in touch with loved ones, connect with our colleagues, maintain our fitness routines, host social events and complete our educational activities.…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: OPC publishes survey of Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues
  • 22/12/2020

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: OPC publishes survey of Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has published the results of its latest survey of Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues. The phone survey was conducted between November 29 and December 19, 2019, with 1,003 business representatives. The…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Combination of weaknesses led to massive data breach at Desjardins
  • 15/12/2020

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Combination of weaknesses led to massive data breach at Desjardins

GATINEAU, QC, December 14, 2020 – A data breach at Desjardins – the largest ever in the Canadian financial services sector – was caused by a series of gaps in administrative and technological safeguards, according to an investigation by the Office of…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY, OPC: Privacy Commissioners launch joint investigation into Tim Hortons mobile app
  • 14/12/2020

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY, OPC: Privacy Commissioners launch joint investigation into Tim Hortons mobile app

GATINEAU, QC, June 29, 2020 – The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, along with three provincial counterparts, will launch an investigation into a Tim Hortons mobile ordering application after media reports raised concerns about how the app may…

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BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Clearview Al stops to offer its own facial recognitions technology in Canada.
  • 07/12/2020

BY THE CANADIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Clearview Al stops to offer its own facial recognitions technology in Canada.

Clearview AI has advised Canadian privacy protection authorities that, in response to their joint investigation, it will cease offering its facial recognition services in Canada. This step includes the indefinite suspension of Clearview AI’s contract with the RCMP, which was…

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