It happened again last Saturday. While scrolling through my Twitter feed I noticed a gem. The New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal's Ottawa-based parliamentary reporter and provincial editor had become a father. As so many parents do, this one posted a picture of his new-born son that includes the details of his birth: Full name, including two middle names; date and time of … [Read more...] about Privacy is a Birthright
A recent call to a client’s managed services provider was a refreshingly pleasant experience. The agent was polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. After explaining the reason for my call and identifying the client company, the agent greeted me by name and asked me to confirm if that’s who he was speaking with. Once he had confirmation, the agent gave me the setup details, … [Read more...] about Confirmation Bust
A year ago, the GDPR raised the global bar for data protection, and formalized stringent consent requirements — that are well beyond those provided in PIPEDA, Canada’s private sector privacy law that came into force almost a generation ago. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada plans to develop a new policy position on transborder data flows between … [Read more...] about Have Your Say on Canada’s New TransBorder Data Flow Policy
It happened again, twice in three days, at the annual general meeting of two different regional non-profit groups: Members were told that they can find critical membership information on the group’s Facebook page. How refreshing it was to see someone else stand up and declare, “I don’t use Facebook. Never have. Never will.” After 15 years of the world being told that … [Read more...] about Mommy, Where’s My Photo Going?
The Learning and Innovation Hub at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security recently issued a draft Cyber Security Curriculum Guide for Post Secondary Training and Education Providers “for public dissemination and open use.” The Guide provides a role-based perspective on post-secondary cyber security curricula in two domains: security and business. Setting aside the fact that … [Read more...] about Correlating Cyber Security and Privacy