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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

Data Breach Notification Proposal is Carte Blanche for Business Data Spills

Friday, April 25th, 2008
No Enforcement, No Standards, No Reporting

PIAC Criticizes Industry Canada’s Privacy Comments

Thursday, January 24th, 2008
PIPEDA Needs Concrete Amendments to Protect Public Interest

PIAC Comments on “Customer Name and Address Information Consultation”

Thursday, October 18th, 2007
Lawful Access 3 Just Another Bad Sequel?

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.

PIAC REPORT: Spyware: Looking Out for Consumers

Monday, February 26th, 2007
Spyware is essentially software that limits users’ control over their computers, and often is installed surreptitiously. Historically much of this type of software tracked users’ online behaviour and delivered pop-up advertising, leading to the label “spyware”. Its association with pop-up advertising and its difficult uninstall methods soon led to its reputation as an Internet scourge. “Spyware” as a broad category now includes many behaviours beyond spying, from the more ‘innocent’ displaying of advertisements right through to the delivery of viruses allowing for the remote control of the user’s computer.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Privacy: Shopping into Surveillance

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that allows people and objects to be identified and tracked via a radio frequency signal. This report looks at privacy issues surrounding the likely use of RFID by major retailers, and suggests limits to these systems consistent with present privacy laws, as well as comments on whether the present privacy law regimes adequately protect consumers from retail surveillance. As this is a new technology, the report will seek to define the new technology, and to report on its applications and likely applications thus far as well as to report on consumer attitudes to the technology.

Revised Letter Findings – Bell ExpressVu Complaint

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
Public Interest Advocacy Centre Response To “Treatment of Efficiencies in the Competition Act”

Consumer Privacy and State Security: Losing Our Balance

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
Report: Consumer Privacy and State Security: Losing Our Balance
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