Identity theft at UVic

Over the week-end, the University of Victoria’s new administrative building was broken into. A payroll server with the personally identifiable information (PII) of over 11,000 people was on it, including social insurance numbers (SIN), as well as bank account information. Continue reading Identity theft at UVic

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?

Was I notified either verbally or in writing, of the reason each piece of my information is being collected?

Recently, I was in a local brewery buying a keg, and they asked for a copy of my driver’s licence to write down the number on the deposit form. And then a few days ago, I was filling out an Continue reading Was I notified either verbally or in writing, of the reason each piece of my information is being collected?