Former Canadian privacy commissioner was unaware of RCMP's spyware use

(Aug 10, 2022) Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien said he was “surprised” when he heard of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s use of spyware, Politico r... Read More

National Defense Authorization Act 2023 includes language to combat adtech

(Aug 10, 2022) Business Insider reports the current version of the National Defense Authorization Act 2023 includes provisions to allow for investigation into "foreign weap... Read More

OPC testifies on RCMP surveillance tactics

(Aug 9, 2022) Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics to test... Read More

Survey: Student monitoring increasing post-remote learning

(Aug 4, 2022) A Read More

House of Commons to study RCMP spyware use

(Jul 29, 2022) CTV News reports The House of Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee opened a probe in the Royal Canadian Mountain Police's spyware depl... Read More

ACLU encourages states protect newborn genetic screening data

(Jul 28, 2022) American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project Technology Fellow Crystal Grant writes states "must craft policies that restrict" th... Read More

EU staff smartphones may have been compromised

(Jul 28, 2022) The European Union discovered evidence that employee smartphones were compromised by spyware, Reuters reports. The discovery stemmed from an investigation in... Read More

Advocate raises store surveillance concerns to ICO

(Jul 28, 2022) Advocacy group Big Brother Watch filed a complaint to the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office regarding the use of surveillance cameras at convenience sto... Read More

A view from DC — Federal privacy law musings, children's privacy bills and more

(Jul 22, 2022) IAPP Managing Director, Washington, D.C., Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, CIPP/US, CIPM, breaks down the latest privacy happenings in the nation’s capital, including h... Read More

UK, US to commence criminal data sharing deal Oct. 3

(Jul 22, 2022) The U.K. Home Office announced its Data Access Agreement concerning criminal data sharing with the U.S. will take effect Oct. 3. The agreement aims to provid... Read More