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.
The Federal Court recently released its second award of damages for a violation of PIPEDA in Landry v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2011 FC 687 (CanLII).
In a decision with broader implications for online privacy, a judge has ruled not to force the identification of anonymous bloggers who wrote critical web posts about former Aurora mayor Phyllis Morris.
British Columbia’s Privacy Commissioner is investigating BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program to ensure that it complies with the province’s privacy law.
It took nine years of pleading, lobbying and negotiating, but the breakthrough has finally come. The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has unveiled province-wide guidelines on the disclosure of sensitive information about a person’s mental health.
Around 80,000 people are seeking $40 million in compensation for the loss of their data on an unencrypted USB flash drive by Ontario’s Durham Region.