The argument that our fundamental rights (access to information, privacy, health, security, freedom of expression) should automatically collide is not new or unique, but it has come up even more often since coronavirus started spreading. Read More … [Read more...] about The dangers of binary thinking and why we shouldn’t have to choose between our rights
Contact tracing apps can be helpful to track the spread of COVID-19, but questions about “trust and legitimacy” might affect their uptake. … [Read more...] about Should British Columbians be concerned about COVID-19 contact tracing privacy?
The vast amounts of personal information now collected, used, and transferred to third party organizations for a variety of reasons is a trend that will surely grow as we move towards automation and digitalization. Data is also a vital component to ensure public health. With the growing importance of data comes increased concern from individuals about how, when, why, and by … [Read more...] about Privacy in the COVID-19 era
In a world of political monkey-see-monkey-do, in which our own Prime Minister has assured that "there is nothing we won't do” to keep Canadians safe, comes a new and credible threat to Canadians' privacy, freedoms, and democratic institutions from the other side of the globe. On May 8th, New Zealand was applauded for proactively publishing several dozen papers that … [Read more...] about Public Health Privacy Predicament
As part of the Government of Alberta's response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, a Ministerial Order was issued that extends the time for public bodies to respond to requests for information from 30 to 90 days. Read the Ministerial Order … [Read more...] about FOIP Response Time Triples