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
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?
“In the name of â€œpreventing, detecting and investigating terrorist offenses and related travelâ€, all United Nations (UN) Member States should develop systems for processing and analysing Passenger Name Record (PNR), Advance Passenger Information (API) and â€œfingerprints, photographs, facial recognition, and Continue reading UN Security Council mandates worldwide air traveller profiling (erdi.org)
The next time you think you’re having a private online chat with a family member, you might want to think about who can read, watch, or log that conversation. The most popular solution in North America is skype, so let’s Continue reading Who can read your chat?
Have you ever really paid attention to what information an application is requesting?Â While I’m singling out Facebook and Android in this article, please think about any applications you’ve added to your smart phone, as the same applies. For example, in Continue reading Facebook for Android
In the Supreme Court of Canada’s case of R v. Telus, a 5-2 decision was made that law enforcement need wiretap authorization to intercept text (SMS) messages. No longer will a search warrant suffice. You can read the Canadian Civil Continue reading Supreme Court of Canada says a wiretap is needed for text messages
What likely started out as a school prank has turned into a popular video series calledÂ Surveillance Camera Man Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDumyGJdLrU also Video 2 and Video 3. Although parts of this video series are obnoxious, it does raise the question Continue reading Recording video or taking pictures in public