Plenty of news this week and, believe it or not, not all of it is about yet another CBC personality getting fired for inappropriate behaviour.
For one, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) released its annual report pertaining to its oversight of PIPEDA. There are too many issues to try and canvass in this little intro, but safe to say that the OPC stayed true to its PIPEDA Sneak Peak session at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, where it highlighted a fair amount of the global nature of the OPC’s work and how, in many ways, that is becoming the new "normal."
The global nature of privacy issues is also a theme prevalent in Microsoft's announcement this week that it is building data centers in Canada. While it’s true that all information naturally flows across jurisdictional borders, there are still many who would prefer to see data reside strictly in Canada. At least one tech giant is taking note of it.
There’s also a story in this week’s Digest detailing the thoughts of Steve Mann—the UofT professor who delivered an awesome keynote at the Sympoisum a couple of weeks ago, complete with lightbulb demonstrations. If you missed the presentation—or just want to learn more about the first cyborg’s thoughts on surveillance, etc.—read on.
And, while there is plenty more news to catch up on, the last thing I’ll highlight is news made by the IAPP in releasing its annual salary survey. Always a huge hit, it’s time to take note of where you match up against your peers. And note (rather, hint, hint) the relatively significant pay increase received by those with their privacy certification.
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