Media

November 17, 2019

Businessman with Beijing ties looks to bring face-recognition tech to Canadian stores

Human-rights advocates say they’re worried that the technology at the heart of China’s digital surveillance apparatus could be introduced to Canada
November 12, 2019

Ontario energy regulator dims plan to sell smart meter data

In a sign of increased Canadian regulator sensitivity to privacy issues, Ontario’s energy overseer has told the agency that operates the provincial electric system to tighten […]
November 5, 2019

Toronto lawyer pushing province to bring in ‘Textalyzers’ to catch texting drivers

Privacy advocates worry about implications of handing over your phone https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/textalyzer-toronto-1.5343303
November 5, 2019

Interview with Mike & Lisa

November 5, 2019

China wildlife park sued for forcing visitors to submit to facial recognition scan

Law professor takes action against Hangzhou safari park, questioning why the tourist spot would need such data https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/04/china-wildlife-park-sued-for-forcing-visitors-to-submit-to-facial-recognition-scan
November 3, 2019

Highlight from Dr. Ann Cavoukian’s keynote address at Canadians Connected 2019

November 3, 2019

‘It wasn’t that surprising to me’ | Ann Cavoukian

Privacy expert Ann Cavoukian discusses the news that the Desjardins data breach was significantly larger than first estimated. 7:28 https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/powerandpolitics/it-wasn-t-that-surprising-to-me-ann-cavoukian-1.5345442
November 3, 2019

Breaking down the deal between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto

On Thursday morning, Waterfront Toronto’s board voted unanimously to have Sidewalk Labs continue planning the development of its first smart city on a 12-acre plot of […]
November 3, 2019

Chaplet/Facial recognition

Do you think facial recognition tech for law enforcement is a good way to fight crime? Amazon is trying this, through Amazon Rekognition. Wouldn’t this violate the 4th […]