Online Surveillance

Canada needs stronger data protection laws now

The recent revelation by the CBC that the personal online browsing habits of holders of the ironically-named TD Canada Trust Visa could be recorded by the bank, including Google searches, videos watched, social media activity, and nearly everything else, demonstrates that the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which is supposed to be …

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Ann Cavoukian is right about everything she said, but didn’t say everything she should have.

In this National Post article, Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian said lots of things I was glad to hear. Many of them echoed our press release of January 17, which was timed to coincide with Barack Obama’s speech to Americans about NSA surveillance of ordinary American citizens. Shouldn’t Canada’s prime minister have been …

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