What’s a VPN? How does it work? And what privacy benefit does it offer?

April 11, 2018

virtual private networks (VPN) can add an additional layer of privacy while browsing the internet. This article explains how VPNs work and explores their privacy implications.

In the News: Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Proposes Tools to Protect Online Reputation Under Existing Canada Law

April 11, 2018

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“Cyberspace law” and web privacy violations

March 12, 2018

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How Do US Privacy Laws Impact Canadians?

February 21, 2018

n March 27th 2017, U.S President Donald Trump signed a repeal of the internet privacy regulations that had been adopted under the Obama administration[1]. Those rules required internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain clear permission from their customers before sharing their personal data, including information such as “precise geo-location, financial information, health information, children’s information, social security numbers, web browsing history, etc.”

Unexpected Eyes: Surveillance Beyond Borders

April 12, 2017

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Cultivating Healthy Online Privacy Habits

April 11, 2017

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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: