In the last two weeks, the out-going Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, has released three reports that provide insight on the current state of Canada’s federal government’s protection of personal information...more
In case you missed it, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) released the revised Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (the “OECD Privacy...more
Earlier this month, the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, Jill Clayton, published the second instalment of her submissions with respect to the review of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy...more
Not uncommonly, employees may forward information back and forth between personal and professional email accounts....more
Last month, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (UK ICO) published guidance on the application of the Data Protection Act 1998 (UK DPA) to social networking sites and online forums....more
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics tabled its Report, entitled “Privacy and Social Media in the Age of Big Data” on April 23, 2013....more
Have you heard about the Internet of things? If it is industry’s great opportunity, it might be the Privacy Officer’s brainteaser over the next few years....more
The information security concerns relating to employees using their own devices for work (such as smart phones, netbooks and laptops) are a hot topic. Although “bring your own device” or BYOD is here to stay, the practice of...more
Originally Published in Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine - Winter 2012.
The Promise and the Challenge. Organizations are able to leverage reliable internet connectivity to access quickly scalable...more
The use of personal email for business is a significant problem for records retention and privacy programs.
On March 18, 2013, the British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPBC) announced an...more
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Data Privacy Day (January 28) that it had reached a settlement with a cord blood bank in respect of the loss of nearly 300,000 customers’ personal information. The lost...more
On Data Privacy Day (January 28), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) amended its notice regarding a mandatory code for wireless services and invited Canadians to comment on the proposed...more
It is 2013, and time for a bit of tough love. Here are five data governance matters that need your attention as soon as possible....more
The 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners was held in Uruguay on October 23 and 24, 2012. The purpose of the International Conference is to bring together data protection and privacy...more