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,
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:
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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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”. […]