Howard Solomon has done a good job these past few years covering privacy-related stories for ITWorldCanada. I try to catch his articles as often as possible, and I also try to make sure we have them in the Digest.
Recently, Howard aptly reported on a case that was released recently by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. It is an interesting case for a number of reasons. First, it’s another example of a Canadian regulator taking jurisdiction over a company that operates in another country (in this case, New Zealand). Second, it informs us, once again, that information posted on Facebook is not publicly available — at least as that term is defined in our privacy law (PIPEDA).
Howard also points out that the New Zealand company had an agreement with Facebook whereby the social network had approved of the Kiwi company’s somewhat callous personal information practices. It probably won’t rise to the status of another Cambridge Analytica scandal, but it’s another story that shakes our trust in the mighty Facebook.
I’ll stop here so that you can read Howard’s article entirely. And, while you’re at it, catch up on the other news this week, including a good opinion piece in the Toronto Star by two Senators who are calling on the government to modernize Canada’s privacy laws.
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