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Open Letter Calls on the Federal Government to Revise Bill C-59 to Safeguard Privacy and Provide Genuine Accountability

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC-CCAP.ca) joined 40 organizations and individual experts from across Canadian civil society in issuing a joint letter to the Hon. Minister Ralph Goodale, the Hon. Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the Hon. Minister Ahmed

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NAFTA Renegotiation will affect information privacy, access to information, and data protection compliance in Canada

At the instigation of the US government, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is about to be renegotiated. NAFTA came into force in 1994 — before computers, smart phones, social media, and advanced analytics were in common usage —

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2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The University of Utah invite you to participate in the 2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education on October 10-11, at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. This

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PACC supports petition E-1090 (Access to Information)

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) has pledged its support and signed petition e-1090, a petition before the House of Commons that “[calls] upon the Government of Canada to immediately begin the process of turning over all historical

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PACC Calls on Government to Take a More Active Leadership Role in the Open Government Partnership

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada has joined more than 20 other organizations and individuals in calling on the Government of Canada to seize the rare opportunity now available to take a leadership in the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

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Helping You Make a Great First Impression

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips Forbes.com discusses non-typical job interview tips and advice. We have all seen tips for preparing to ace a job interview, including how (not) to dress, what (not) to do and say, and how (not) to

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National Privacy & Data Governance Congress (April 5-7, 2017)

Registration is open for the National Privacy & Data Governance Congress being hosted by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada with the support of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Miller Thomson LLP, Legal Education

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Cybercrime is a Growth Industry

How often have you marveled at a child’s cleverness? They quickly catch on to new concepts — whether how to dress their latest doll, ride a bike, or use their parent’s cellphone or tablet. The newfound skills are acquired and

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PACC to Participate in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) will be participating in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA) / Alliance canadienne sur la cybersécurité (ACC). The CCA-ACC (originally initiated as the Inter-Association Working Group on Cyber Security – IAWGCS) is a

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Biometric Bonanza or Boondoggle

First it was passwords, then two factor authentication that promised to be the ultimate form of data protection. Then came fingerprint scanners as the new and improved security mechanism. And now comes word that iris scans will become the standard

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