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Canada Dashboard Digest | Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, August 19, 2016 Related reading: App privacy details available in Google Play Store in February 2022



I went to see the newest “Jason Bourne” movie on the weekend. I thought it was good. My teenage son tagged along and we both agreed that you can’t have a Hollywood blockbuster these days that doesn’t delve into a privacy-related issue.

I won’t give it away in case you haven’t seen it (no spoilers!), but the fake Facebook used in the movie was an interesting choice. I wonder if the real Facebook has had to deal with the issues portrayed in the movie (i.e., creation of back doors to allow for unscrupulous government surveillance). Not that this would ever happen ... Seems to me that a similar theme was portrayed in the latest James Bond movie, too.

I guess this means that being a privacy professional has gotten me (and you) one step closer to being a Hollywood spy character. And while that's pretty cool, it sure didn't feel like it today as I worked on the ins and outs of another privacy audit. Sigh.

Oh, and if you don’t believe me that privacy is top of mind in Hollywood these days, which is at least in part supposed to reflect what society is at least mildly interested in, then read on. There’s an article below about the new “Snowden” movie by Oliver Stone. Actually, this movie’s trailer was played as a preview at the Bourne movie I saw. It looks good, too. Gotta love those summer blockbusters. 


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