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Canada Is Pissed Off About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

The privacy commissioner is investigating, and politicians are calling for regulation.
Jordan Pearson
3.21.18
privacy

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Wants the Power to Go After Companies Like Equifax

The OPC wants to do something, but it can't.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.17
equihax

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Is Investigating Equifax

The credit firm still won't say how many Canadians are affected.
Jordan Pearson
9.15.17
State of Surveillance

The RCMP Has Been Using Surveillance Gear Under an 'Interim' Policy for 6 Years

A new report sheds more light on the use of Stingrays in Canada.
Jordan Pearson
9.14.17
privacy theatre

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Lacks the Teeth to Curb Phone Searches at the Border

It's a nice thought, though.
Jordan Pearson
3.16.17
State of Surveillance

How an Illegal Canadian Spy Program Sailed Through Regulatory Checks

The system failed.
Jordan Pearson
3.1.17
News

Ashley Madison Must End ‘Misleading’ Practices or Go to Court, Watchdog Says

It's another black eye for the beleaguered company.
Jordan Pearson
8.23.16
News

The RCMP Is Trying to Sneak Facial and Tattoo Recognition Into Canada

The technology poses serious privacy risks.
Jordan Pearson
7.29.16
Interview

Canada’s Privacy Czar: ‘Sometimes the Government Goes Too Far’

We spoke with Canada’s top privacy official about encryption and the RCMP.
Jordan Pearson
5.13.16
News

Canada's Insurance Companies Want All Your Genetic Information

Canada’s privacy watchdog is at odds with the industry.
Jordan Pearson
5.13.16
News

The RCMP Are Being Investigated Over Controversial Spy Tech

The use of "StingRays" in Canada may finally come to light.
Jordan Pearson
4.13.16
News

UPDATED: RCMP Wants Facial Recognition 'As an Option'

Canada’s top cops have a facial recognition plan that flies in the face of privacy guidelines.
Jordan Pearson
3.17.16