“Not able to disclose for privacy reasons” is usually not true

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

What are our regulators doing to protect Canadian internet sovereignty?

This is the basis of the follow up letter from Digital Policy Canada drafted to the CIRA sponsored Canadian Internet Forum this week. The fundamental question we need to ask, what are Canadian regulators doing to protect Canadians, as well Continue reading What are our regulators doing to protect Canadian internet sovereignty?

Canada’s massive public traffic surveillance system

Do you think such a thing could be implemented without any public consultation or corporate media attention? It exists. About 6 months ago at an Ideas Victoria meeting, Kevin S McArthur brought up the fact Victoria Police were using cameras on some Continue reading Canada’s massive public traffic surveillance system

Canadian newspapers and financial institutions compromise you instead of protect you

On Vancouver Island, you might pick up the Times Colonist newspaper to see what’s happening. There are little to no privacy risks if you buy it from a stand. However on the internet, where the company has the opportunity to Continue reading Canadian newspapers and financial institutions compromise you instead of protect you

What info does Facebook have on me?

After the F8 conference, there is even more concern than before about what personal information Facebook has on an individual. I was sent Facebook’s personal data request form which I was told was created specifically for people in the EU. Continue reading What info does Facebook have on me?