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Podcast: A journalist's view from the EU

Jennifer Baker makes a career out of knowing the nuances of data protection and data privacy. But she's not advising clients or writing privacy policies. Rather, as a freelance journalist, she is reporting on the developments that often guide the decision-making of those who do. Baker has spent year...
Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, March 16, 2018
Kris Klein, CIPM, CIPP/C, FIP
If you are connected with me on LinkedIn, you might have seen my post earlier this week about a special gathering we’ve planned for all Canadians in attendance at the IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit in less than two weeks’ time. If you’re not connected with me (what are you waiting for?), here is what ...
Uber to notify all 815K Canadian data breach victims
Following a ruling by Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton, Uber announced it will notify all 815,000 Canadians who were affected by the ride-hailing company's 2016 data breach, City News reports. In her ruling, Clayton wrote the personal information of drivers, including their ...
Startup uses AI to assess tenants' level of risk
A Greater Victoria startup has created a tool designed to help landlords assess tenants using artificial intelligence, CTV News reports. CLAIRE scans more than 100,000 public websites in order to compile a report on a potential tenant's level of risk. The tool looks for criminal convictions, evictio...