Posted by Eva Prkachin on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:51
Remember CISPA, the U.S. bill that aimed to give the NSA carte blanche for spying on American citizens? Add a dose of steroids and you've got Canada's Bill S-4. Concerned? Let us know in the comments and help us fight back at http://OurPrivacy.ca
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:35
Have you ever phoned a suicide hotline for yourself or someone close to you? Accessed crisis services for a mental illness? Your private mental health information may have been shared with U.S. Customs and the FBI and can be used to deny you entry into the U.S. Does that sound fair to you?
Article by The CBC
Ontario’s privacy commissioner has discovered that the mental-health information of some Canadians is accessible to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Read more »
Heartbleed is a bug in software called OpenSSL that is used to secure data for popular web services that Canadians use everyday. The bug means that cyber criminals could have access to our passwords and other sensitive information. Read more »
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 21:59
The Canadian government is government is pushing forward a double whammy of legislation that could significantly undermine our privacy. Bills C-13 and S-4 threaten to introduce U.S.-style copyright trolling in Canada, allowing telecom companies to share your private information with law enforcement and even private companies without any court oversight. Are you worried about the privacy implications of these bills?
Article by Justin Ling for The National Post
You might want to think twice about downloading a pirated copy of the new Captain America movie — or any other film — thanks to a new federal piece of legislation that was quietly tabled in the Senate this week. Read more »
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 20:41
The U.S. is mad at Canada for storing data locally, away from prying NSA eyes. Does that seem fair to you?
Article by Ken Hanly for Digital Journal
Recent U.S. criticism will increase the conflict between the U.S. and Europe over NSA spying. The office of the U.S.Trade Representative(USTR) claims that creating an EU-centric system to avoid NSA spying would violate international trade laws.
Both Germany and France are said to support a move by Deutsche Telekom to create a European system that would leave NSA unable to spy on phone and email conversations since they would not go through any U.S.-based system that NSA can access. The U.S. claims that this would put U.S. technology companies at a disadvantage, particularly any company that is known to allow NSA to spy on its system. The USTR claims that American tech companies would take a huge financial hit if the system goes ahead. In its annual report the USTR complained: Read more »
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 20:03
Bill S-4: the not-so-little Privacy Bill that wasn't.
Article by Michael Geist
Earlier this week, the government introduced the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4), the latest attempt to update Canada's private sector privacy law. The bill is the third try at privacy reform stemming from the 2006 PIPEDA review, with the prior two bills languishing for months before dying due to elections or prorogation. Read more »