Encryption is a vital component of privacy, and efforts to undermine encryption are a threat to privacy, to practitioners' ability to do their work and ensure compliance with privacy laws, and to the very children such measures claim to protect. For those and other reasons, PACC is a signatory of an open letter to the EU member states expressing our concerns about the proposal … [Read more...] about Open letter to EU Member States on the proposed CSA Regulation
The Digital Governance Standards Institute has approved a newly proposed National Standard of Canada on Age Verification Technologies. "This groundbreaking standard aims to overcome the limitations and inefficiencies of current age restriction practices. By offering a comprehensive framework, it ensures that age verification is private, secure, safe, and easily accessible. With … [Read more...] about Help Set the Standard on Age Verification Technologies
(Version française disponible ici) A bill making its way through Parliament would force operators of pornographic sites to ensure that Canadians browsing their platforms are adults. This is one of the major objectives of Bill S-210, drafted and passed by the Senate and now to be examined in committee by federal MPs. Should the bill make the final steps to become law, those in … [Read more...] about Will Bill S-210 prevent minors from accessing pornography?
Minister Champagne's proposed amendments to AIDA (Part 3 of Bill C-27) are now available and speak to the future of privacy and artificial intelligence in Canada. PACC will be considering this material as it prepares a submission for the INDU Committee as a follow-up to Sharon Polsky's recent appearance before the INDU Committee.PACC members are invited to review the … [Read more...] about Have Your Say on AIDA
This collection considers the implications for privacy of the utilisation of new technologies in the criminal process. In most modern liberal democratic states, privacy is considered a basic right. Many national constitutions, and almost all international human rights instruments, include some guarantee of privacy. Yet privacy interests appear to have had relatively little … [Read more...] about Privacy, Technology and the Criminal Process
The Electronic Privacy Information Center — EPIC.org — has just released a report on Generative AI that details the harms these untested AI tools can cause; how GAI affects privacy, security, misinformation, the environment, and more; and remedies that are/aren't available for redress. Download the white paper at http://epic.org/GAI … [Read more...] about Generating Harms: Generative AI’s Impact