Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien has issued a statement regarding the tabling of Bill C-11, the federal government’s proposed new private-sector privacy legislation. Read More … [Read more...] about Statement from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada following the tabling of Bill C-11
In late July of 2018, an observant shopper at Calgary’s Chinook Centre mall saw an electronic wayfinding directory displaying computer code suggesting that facial recognition technology was being used in the display boards. Days later, PACC asked the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta to investigate and determine … [Read more...] about Commissioners agree with PACC that facial recognition without meaningful consent is problematic
As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages bank accounts worldwide, an Ontario-based company is looking to create what one housing lawyer called a "blacklist" of renters who missed payments on April 1, raising concerns among privacy experts and tenant advocates. … [Read more...] about Landlord service draws criticism for creating ‘blacklist’ of tenants who missed April 1 rent
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?
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