Decrypting the secrets of human existence promises better health, lower costs, and safer environments, and new technologies delivering that promise have quickly gained popularity. At-home DNA tests offer insight about hidden health risks, and the potential for improved outcomes through lifestyle changes and personalized improvement programs. DNA test results can also be used … [Read more...] about Discovering the unexpected from genetic testing
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?
Legislation and technology have made it impossible to keep information in one place. Like a toppled glass of fine whiskey, our information flows smoothly and is impossible to catch or put back in the bottle. A hundred years ago, after a decades-long public relations campaign, lawmakers put a cork in the production and consumption of intoxicating spirits. But as with so many … [Read more...] about Doobie or Not Doobie: Privacy in a Digital World
The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) and its consortium partners Canadian Advanced Technology,Associationof Canadian Car Rental Operators, and the Automotive Industries Associationof Canada, presented a 13-page Submission to the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, as part of theNational Digital and Data … [Read more...] about PACC Participates in National Digital & Data Consultations
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Shopping centers have always been a great place to escape rainy days, too-hot weather, and boredom. They’re also great places for people watching. But now it turns out that shopping centers are the ones watching people. And since nobody knew they were being watched, there was no way to agree — or disagree — to being spied upon. Privacy … [Read more...] about Watching the watchers