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PIAC Research Shows Consumers Interested in Universal “Privacy Box”, More Options in Protecting Online Privacy

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
A new research report shows Canadians value their online privacy and would be interested in the development of a universal “Privacy Box” which would allow them to access standardized privacy settings for online services and applications.

Do the Watchers Need More Watching, New Report Asks

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) releases new report entitled “Off the Grid: Pinpointing Location-based technologies and the Law,” examining whether Canada has sufficient protections in place to address the risks posed by location-based technologies (LBTs). The report also addressed whether Canadian consumers have sufficient disclosure regarding how and when telecommunications service providers collect and use location-based personal information.

Canadian Consumers Need More Protection Dealing with “Free” Services

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
New PIAC report, “No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Consumer Contracts and “Free” Services”

Commissioner’s Findings – Bell Mobility

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
This letter constitutes my report of findings with regard to the complaint you filed against Bell Mobility under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the Act).

PIAC Complaint Upheld: Privacy Commissioner Finds Social Network Must Respect Teen Privacy

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Attention: News and Business Editors

Consumers Anonymous? The Privacy Risks of De-Identified and Aggregated Consumer Data

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Private sector companies may aggregate personal information about their customers for internal purposes and analysis and some companies may sell their aggregated data for profit.

PIAC Report: Can We CAN SPAM in Canada?

Monday, December 20th, 2010
“Can We Can Spam in Canada?” lauded Canada’s recently passed anti-spam law, Bill C-28, as providing real hope for consumers in the fight against unwanted email.

Tracking Consumers Online – Behavioural Targeted Advertising and a “Do Not Track List” in Canada

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Who will watch the watchers?

Children’s Privacy Threatened by Play Websites and Social Networking

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
Attention: News and Business Editors

PIAC REPORT: National Identity Cards, Biometrics and the Consumer: Displacing the Personal from the Person

Monday, February 26th, 2007
As Canada continues to bolster national security post September 11th, and consumer commerce becomes increasingly jeopardized by identity theft, a National Identity Card scheme has been discussed as a potential solution.
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