Fraud Using Facebook

Ever found your bank statements on Facebook? How about your health records and business plans? That’s what happened to a friend-of-friend of mine. My friend found her friend’s family pictures,…

Internet Traffic Shaping in Canada

ISPs wants to shape internet traffic while Canadians are still waiting to know the effects on Privacy if two bills – Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act and the Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement in the 21st Century Act – becomes law.

Make a little adjustment for the new Copyright Law

The Canadian Copyright bill was passed yesterday, a bill that demands a little adjustment to our day to day life. Till now, no one cared who is using our internet connection or what are the files being downloaded or uploaded using it. No one cared of your unscrambled satellite videos from across the border. However that’s all changing even though you may not want it that way. I guess no one can withstand the pressure of the “big guys” for too long.

What were they thinking?

At the start of the New Year, CIO magazine has data protection and governance at the top of the list for this year. I thought this was supposed to be taken care from day one! In this age when words are being patented, we are still trying to figure out to protect data.

Protect Information in Laptops

Very frequently, we hear news of stolen laptops that contains sensitive information which could potentially be anything from Personal Identifiable Information (PII) to corporate intellectual information. The latest being the news in Canada that a consultant for the Provincial Public Health Laboratory lost a laptop that includes names, Medical Care Plan numbers, age, sex, physician and test results for infectious diseases, including HIV and hepatitis.

Google to follow PIPEDA

Google announced today that it will follow the Canadian Privacy Law (PIPEDA) when it comes to Street View imaging. Canada’s privacy commissioner is happy and thinks Google and Calgary based Immersive Media is heading in the right direction. The commissioner is yet to hear the formal announcement from the both the companies.