Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has invited the public's input about how private sector organizations should be able to collect, use, and disclose personal information, and to elicit input about how/whether to : Increase transparency for individuals, to provide Ontarians with more detail about how their information is being used by businesses … [Read more...] about Have Your Say to inform Ontario’s new privacy law
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?
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
In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Westerners were astounded that China would require its citizens to show a QR code that "rates people as red, yellow, or green risks. To enter an apartment complex or a market, residents must scan a QR code at a manned checkpoint, letting the system know where they are and producing a one-time color code pass to show the guard.” The … [Read more...] about The New Winkel
As some agencies have stopped accepting requests, an international human rights organization is calling on all levels of government in Canada to continue answering access to information requests — and prioritize ones that relate to government accountability. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/covid-foi-systems-1.5519114 … [Read more...] about Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions