Please read the entire article before clicking on any of the links, and I’ll explan why. We’ll start with VISA, which has an opt-out form. Remember you’ll have to do this again for any new card number you get, and Continue reading Opt-out of credit card companies selling your data for marketing purposes.
As you likely know, especially if you’ve followed this blog over the years, most websites are collecting as much data about you as they can, and are using it to their advantage — and sometimes to yours, sometimes not. In Continue reading Digital Fingerprints
I was looking for a list of privacy centric domain name registration systems, and as of writing this, I can only find one: Njalla. It was created by Peter Sunde of ThePirateBay.org fame. The good: You can pay with cryptocurrency Continue reading Domain Registration
There’s some hot news about StatsCan collecting 15 years worth of Canadian’s personal financial data in the news. There are few interesting points related to this. Personally, it’s the first time a national journalist has used the mantra I coined, Continue reading A new standard for government based data collection
I’ve written about privacy trackers for over 7 years on this blog, and have been speaking about them for over a decade. This is an updated article, as technology has advanced in this area. If you’re really concerned about being Continue reading Privacy tracking protection from your browser
I was asked again this morning about using a specific app to send secure messages in a corporate environment. My answer was simple, and it hasn’t changed in years, there are only two apps to trust from my criteria. The Continue reading Secure Messaging: Years later, there are still only two
If you work in privacy, chances are you’ve thought at least somewhat about where your data is stored — and this is the year where we all need to be thinking about that, all of the time. To cement this Continue reading Time to consider which jurisdiction your data is stored in
Starting May 25th, if your company is a data processor or controller of anyone in the European Union, you’re obligated to comply with the EU’s strict new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR [Annotated version]. Considered one of the strictest Continue reading Are you ready for GDPR?
Fellow Canadians, especially journalists, when a person or organization can’t respond to a request citing “privacy reasons”, let that be a huge red flag to your ears. Demand to know which privacy law they are referring, and to which specific Continue reading “Not able to disclose for privacy reasons” is usually not true
One of the features you’ve likely enabled, is Facebook’s platform. To give you an idea of how powerful this is, this is the warning it gives you when you attempt to disable it: What happens if you disable Facebook’s Continue reading Protecting your privacy on Facebook by disabling Platform