Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network

It was a highly secure infrastructure of servers that allegedly offered cyber criminals an unfettered platform from which to conduct malware campaigns and “money mule” money laundering schemes, targeting victims in the U.S. and around the world. But the Avalanche network, which was specifically designed to thwart detection by law enforcement, turned out to be not …

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Manitoba Grows Award Winning Ideas Infused with Innovation

Whether it’s putting an innovative new-tech spin on the delivery of floral bouquets, an AutoTextDriver, a smart-phone fix or even a quick, portable sideline scan to assess an injured athlete’s knee – Manitobans proved innovative technology is worthy of award-winning attention.  Pitch’Day 2016 draws another solid audience and presenters define innovation Innovation… One definition is …

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New Zealand Privacy Commissioner’s 2016 Annual Report

28/11/2016 9:00am Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released his third annual report since taking office in 2014. The report highlights a variety of ways the office has helped to build trust between individuals and agencies that collect, hold and use their personal information, including: Working with agencies to develop breach notification processes and transparency reporting …

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Privacy Commissioner’s proposed code amendment will speed emergency responses

25/11/2016 9:00am Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has today proposed an amendment to the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code to enable the launch of a new system to gather and share automated mobile emergency caller location information. The proposed change is to assist the emergency services to respond more quickly to an emergency. Submissions are invited on …

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Dr. Waël Hassan: Response to OPC Consent Consultation

Summary Many believe that privacy as we know it is at a crossroads. Can data protection flourish in this brave new world of technological change, or will it decay? Economic, legal, technical, and corporate innovation will all be crucial in helping to direct the future of data protection in Canada.  The OPC’s consultation paper is …

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IAPP publishes the Privacy Governance Report

Source: IAPP For those of us long in the thick of it, privacy can sometimes seem age-old. Privacy & Freedom, Alan Westin’s seminal text on digital privacy, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017. The global data protection authorities are coming together for their 37th annual conference in October, and The International Association of Privacy …

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