According to the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, an alarming number of Alberta organizations are accidentally exposing people’s private information. The Commissioner has received more than 90 such notifications since May 2010, when it became mandatory to report privacy breaches in Alberta.
According to the CRTC’s Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules, expliict consent is required when making telemarketing calls using Automatic Dialing-Announcing Devices (ADADs). GoodLife violated the ADAD rule 60 times by using “robocalls” in 2010 leading to a penalty of $5000 per violation.
Canada Post recently lost two rolls of microfilm containing the personal information of more than 2,200 Waterloo Region residents. Is the mail system secure?
“PIPEDA and Your Practice – A Privacy Handbook for Lawyers” was launched by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at the Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference and Expo 2011. The new handbook explains how PIPEDA relates to the everyday practice of Canadian lawyers in the private sector.
Less than half of Canadian cellphone and tablet users put password locks on the devices or adjust settings to limit the sharing of personal information stored on the devices, a poll commissioned by Canada’s privacy commissioner has found.