Newfoundland and Labrador Information and Privacy Commissioner Ed Ring has been appointed to another two-year term, CBC News reports. It is a role Ring has held since 2007.
Michael Geist wrote an op-ed this past week about the need for privacy rights to be protected even as we're fighting terrorism. As privacy professionals, I think it’s an easy argument to understand. I just hope it resonates with average people who don't spend their lives thinking about these issues like we do. I especially hope it resonates with the politicians entrusted to develop laws and policies. If you don’t have the time to read Geist’s entire piece, then I hope you at least take two secon... Read more
The Canadian government should “stay the course” and move forward with pro-privacy revisions to the contentious anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51, Michael Geist argues in an op-ed for The Toronto Star. “The security of all Canadians is absolutely crucial, but there is reason to believe that it can be achieved while still respecting individual privacy rights,” Geist writes. “Rather than slowing down work on Canadian privacy and surveillance policy, recent events in Europe point to the urgent nee... Read more
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs reportedly result in increased employee productivity and job satisfaction, but they also bring privacy and security challenges such as unauthorized access and loss or theft of the device. Luckily, both technical and policy solutions exist to help organizations combat these issues, and lots of industry guidance. This practice guide from the IAPP’s Westin Research Center offers an overview of BYOD, the trends associated with it and the laws that may affect you... Read more
Recently, the Payment Cards Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a three-page guide titled Responding to a Data Breach that articulates its position on the correct response to a security incident at a merchant location where the attack exposed cardholder data. This guidance comes at an opportune time as security incidents continue to make headlines, cost organizations significant sums of money and demonstrate the parlous state of most organizations' ability to detect and respo... Read more
In most of the recent corporate scandals brands’ top managers have taken heat for, including Ashley Madison and Whole Foods, “none of the dubious activities could have happened without the active participation of technical teams,” writes Kaiser Fung for Harvard Business Review. And that’s a problem that business managers are missing. “The people who collect, store, manage and process our data are not being held to any ethical standards,” Fung writes. A solution? To have every technical and data ... Read more
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