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 […]
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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”. […]
Have you heard about biometrics and wondered what they are or how they are used? This brief summary will provide a starting place to help understand why biometrics are increasingly being mentioned in conversations about identification and security. Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in […]
Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He is the author of several books and a board member serving several notable organizations. Dr. Geist is a syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star, the […]
Brian Beamish is the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC). Previously, he had served as the IPC’s Assistant Commissioner since 2005 and has been with the office since 1999. This article is part of a series of interviews with advocates, legal thinkers, community organizers and academics on issues related to Canadian civil liberties produced by […]