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Aug 27, 2019, 15:22 ET Announcement - New activity sheets help start the privacy conversation with kids

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, in collaboration with its provincial and territorial counterparts, has produced a new series of activity sheets...


Aug 19, 2019, 14:36 ET OPC publishes tips to help Canadians stay safe on social media

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has published advice for Canadians on how to protect privacy while using social media. Social media can be a...


Jul 08, 2019, 17:05 ET Quebec, federal Privacy Commissioners investigate Desjardins breach

QUÉBEC, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced today that they will be investigating following a privacy...


May 09, 2019, 15:28 ET Canadians concerned about privacy online; want more control over their personal information: poll

Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Awareness Week with release of biennial survey of Canadians GATINEAU, QC, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians feel they have little to no control over how their personal...


Apr 25, 2019, 10:08 ET Facebook refuses to address serious privacy deficiencies despite public apologies for "breach of trust"

Joint investigation finds major shortcomings in the social media giant's privacy practices, highlighting pressing need for legislative reform to adequately protect the rights of Canadians OTTAWA,...


Apr 25, 2019, 07:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Federal and B.C. privacy commissioners to release investigative findings into Facebook/

OTTAWA, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia will hold a joint news conference to...


Apr 24, 2019, 19:21 ET Media Advisory - Federal and B.C. privacy commissioners to release investigative findings into Facebook

OTTAWA, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia will hold a joint news conference to...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:51 ET Privacy Commissioner finds Equifax safeguards "unacceptable" and will monitor company for six years following major data breach

GATINEAU, QC, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - An investigation into a global data breach has found that both Equifax Canada and its US-based parent company fell far short of their privacy obligations to...


Apr 01, 2019, 11:13 ET Privacy Commissioner, Chief Electoral Officer Canada issue guidance to help political parties protect the personal information of Canadians

GATINEAU, QC, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Political parties are encouraged to take steps to better protect the personal information of Canadians ahead of the next federal election in guidance jointly...


Mar 26, 2019, 13:21 ET 'House Rules' tool helps families protect online privacy

GATINEAU, QC, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has relaunched its "House Rules"— an interactive tool for families aimed at helping parents manage the...


Mar 22, 2019, 10:53 ET New tips to help Canadians use privacy settings to protect themselves online

GATINEAU, QC, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has published advice for Canadians on how to set and adjust privacy settings. The new Tips for using...


Dec 05, 2018, 09:36 ET Commissioner: Canadian rights and values must be central to government's digital innovation strategy

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's Privacy Commissioner is calling for the protection of Canadian rights and values as the federal government considers how to respond to a digital revolution ...


Oct 29, 2018, 11:20 ET New data breach reporting requirements come into force this week

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Businesses have new obligations under breach of security safeguards rules coming into force this week, says the federal Privacy Commissioner. Changes to...


Oct 26, 2018, 10:41 ET International privacy guardians call for stronger protection of student privacy as e-learning expands

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Privacy commissioners from around the world are urging educational authorities and developers of e-learning platforms to better protect the privacy of students,...


Sep 27, 2018, 10:27 ET Privacy Commissioner denounces slow progress on fixing outdated privacy laws

Numerous crises show new tools are required to protect Canadians NOTE: News conference with the Commissioner will be held in Ottawa at 1:30 p.m. ET today. Details follow below. OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2018 ...


Sep 26, 2018, 14:17 ET Media Advisory - Tabling of the Privacy Commissioner's annual report

OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The Privacy Commissioner of Canada's latest annual report is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at approximately 10 a.m. ET. The report ...


Sep 17, 2018, 11:14 ET Canada's Access to Information and Privacy Guardians Call for Privacy Regulation and Oversight of Political Parties

REGINA, SK, Sept. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - In a joint resolution, Canada's Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners have called on governments to pass legislation requiring political parties...


Mar 20, 2018, 17:55 ET Privacy Commissioner launches Facebook investigation

GATINEAU, QC, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has opened an investigation related to recent media reports regarding alleged unauthorized access and use of...


Jan 26, 2018, 10:40 ET Improvements needed to protect online reputation, Privacy Commissioner says

New report sets out recourses such as the right to ask search engines to de-index web pages and takedown of online information; emphasizes the need for education OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2018 /CNW/ -...


Nov 08, 2017, 10:45 ET Make privacy education a greater priority in curricula, privacy guardians urge

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Younger generations need help to develop skills that will allow them to navigate the ever complex digital environment safely and responsibly, say Canada's privacy...


Oct 24, 2017, 11:33 ET Sweep of educational apps finds some fall short on privacy

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - A sweep of a number of popular online applications used in Canadian classrooms has found that many service providers are carefully considering the needs of younger ...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:53 ET Commissioner: Digital revolution and Canadians' privacy fears demand real solutions

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien's Annual Report outlines actions and recommendations for overhauling privacy protections to address consent challenges posed by the digital age NOTE: News...


Sep 20, 2017, 09:57 ET Media Advisory - Tabling of the Privacy Commissioner's annual report

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The Privacy Commissioner of Canada's latest annual report is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, September 21th, 2017 at approximately 10 a.m. ET. The...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:52 ET 'Don't reuse passwords,' Privacy Commissioner warns

Recent trend in breaches raises alarm; serves as reminder that individuals who use the same password for multiple accounts are at increased risk GATINEAU, QC, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the...


May 05, 2017, 11:12 ET New genetic non-discrimination law will promote privacy and human rights in Canada

OTTAWA, May 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) The Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Chief Commissioner of the...