Unexpected Eyes: Surveillance Beyond Borders

April 12, 2017

Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. For official publications, key reports, position papers, legal documentation, and up-to-date news about the CCLA’s work check out the In Focus section […]

Cultivating Healthy Online Privacy Habits

April 11, 2017

Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. For official publications, key reports, position papers, legal documentation, and up-to-date news about the CCLA’s work check out the In Focus section […]

Peer Privacy Protectors Guidebook

March 30, 2017

The Peer Privacy Protectors Project (PPPP) was created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to improve communication and education about privacy rights and risks for youth, who are among the most frequent users of technology in Canada. Over the course of a year, a group of teens aged 13-19 learned about privacy and how to […]

Should the Snowden Revelations Matter to Canadians?

February 9, 2017

On November 2nd, 2016, Edward Snowden spoke to a mob of lively McGill University students in a jam-packed auditorium. Snowden, the notorious whistleblower who leaked thousands of secret documents to media outlets around the world, is remains wanted by the American government on espionage charges. Yet, Snowden was clearly a popular figure among the McGill students, who applauded and yelled with zeal

Combatting Apathy: Why Privacy Matters

February 9, 2017

Our lives are more transparent than ever before. Almost every instance of human activity generates some form of electronic record. Whether it be a purchase, a text message or e-mail sent, or a trip taken, a variety of organizations are following the digital tracks our journey through life inevitably leaves behind. Even a stroll through a busy downtown district is recorded on camera. This is not science fiction,

Following the Digital Footprints

February 9, 2017

We like to think that the Internet is anonymous. Sure, when we log into Facebook or tell eBay our mailing address, that information is available. But that’s all information we chose to provide. Most people never post their home addresses or the location of every coffee shop they sit in. So does that mean those locations cannot be discovered? Not at all! Here are 6 simple ways:

10 Key Resources: Canadian Government Surveillance

December 1, 2016

In recent decades, information technology has seen incredible developments. As a result, the surveillance capabilities of the Canadian government have also expanded rapidly. It’s been argued that surveillance practices are outpacing the laws designed to manage them, putting the privacy of Canadian citizens at risk.
If you’re interested in learning more about this crucial topic, here are ten online resources to get you started.

Health Information and Privacy Complaints

November 25, 2016

An Interview with Bartha Knoppers

November 25, 2016

Bartha Maria Knoppers, OC OQ is a Canadian lawyer and an expert on the ethical aspects of genetics, genomics and biotechnology. She is the Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University. She is also a senior advisor to the global life sciences and healthcare team of Norton Rose […]

In The News: Personal Health Information Privacy

November 25, 2016

  Want to learn about your rights related to personal health information but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of recent publications and news articles to get you started.   General Information and Opinions Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: What Organization to Contact if you have a Privacy Issue Health Canada: […]