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: […]

Consumer Tracking and Surveillance: Who is Watching You?

October 3, 2016

          Consumer tracking is a complex issue. New technologies have many enticing features, and that privacy risks can seem remote compared to immediate benefits like customized directions, or a friend request. We know that often, using services that monitor your behavior seems like your only choice – it might feel like […]

Apply to be a Peer Privacy Protector!

April 11, 2016

CCLA and CCLET are seeking creative and dynamic high school students who have an interest in learning more about technology and its implications on their privacy rights, and are willing to serve as privacy ambassadors in their schools and communities.  In addition to enhancing their knowledge and gaining valuable experience for their resumes, student participants […]

Video: Nothing to Hide? Let’s Talk Privacy!

October 8, 2015

Check out our new video on privacy — because we all wear pants.  

In the News: Biometrics

July 17, 2015

Want to learn about biometrics and privacy, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of recent publications and news articles to get you started.   Articles from the press “Travelling to Canada? You Should Check If You Need Biometric Tests”. 5 Jun. 2015. David Bateman. Toronto Star. “Biometric Data Collection Evolves and Expands in Canada”. […]