Monetizing data, without consent

May 9, 2017

You can still download the application if you want. But if you believe what Kyle Zak has to say about it, it’s not something you would do. Not unless you don’t mind the trade-off between […]

Ashley Madison agrees to US$1.7 million settlement

January 10, 2017

A month after the parent company of the controversial adult dating website Ashley Madison settled a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state charges over the 2015 data breach that exposed the personal data […]

Quebec chips away at government transparency

January 4, 2017

Quebec, once a pioneer that lead the movement towards greater government transparency, is now among the least transparent provinces in Canada after successive provincial governments introduced more than 150 legislative exemptions that undermined the province’s […]

Federal privacy watchdog examines consent model

September 16, 2016

The consent model, the cornerstone behind the federal legislation that governs how private sector organizations may collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities, is under the microscope after the Office […]

Workplace privacy: “People don’t understand”

June 11, 2013

In light of recent disturbing revelations over the reach and scope of government surveillance, privacy is on people’s minds. Here is a story I wrote about workplace privacy and the issues employers and the legal profession are grappling with. […]

New Anti-Spam law prohibits everything except for exceptions

February 22, 2011

he new anti-spam and anti-spyware legislation has such a broad reach and is so complex that organizations that conduct business online will need to reassess their business practices for sending commercial electronic messages or face stiff new penalties that can go up to $1 million for individuals and $10 million for corporations for each violation, according to experts… […]