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Privacy watchdog calls for stronger laws to protect Canadians’ digital privacy

Posted 7 December 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy watchdog says he’s worried that privacy rights in Canada are being cast aside as both public and private entities rush to mine digital data from citizens and customers.


Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

Posted 7 December 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

MELBOURNE, Australia — A newly enacted law rushed through Australia’s parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists and other criminals.


Security agencies warn industry of foreign espionage threat to networks

Posted 26 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Canadian companies should watch out when they use technology supplied by state-owned companies from countries that want to steal corporate secrets, the country’s security agencies have warned them.


Feds refuse to disclose details of Russian meddling in Canadian elections

Posted 23 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Despite publicly confirming that Russia interfered in the last federal election and warning that it will doubtless try again in next year’s vote, the Trudeau government won’t provide any details about the alleged meddling.


Feds refuse to disclose details of Russian meddling in Canadian elections

Posted 23 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Despite publicly confirming that Russia interfered in the last federal election and warning that it will doubtless try again in next year’s vote, the Trudeau government won’t provide any details about the alleged meddling.


Sophisticated phishing scams putting secrets at risk, Global Affairs says [UPDATED]

Posted 19 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Canada’s Global Affairs Department says too many of its employees are being deceived by digital scams — a “serious problem” that could see sensitive information end up in the wrong hands.


‘Quebec is an embarrassment’: Province urged to do more on cybersecurity

Posted 19 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

MONTREAL — On Sept. 10, municipal employees in a region between Montreal and Quebec City arrived at work to discover a threatening message on their computers notifying them they were locked out of all their files.


Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Posted 19 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — Canada’s privacy commissioner is planning to issue guidance for buyers and sellers of legal cannabis amid ongoing concern about potential fallout, such as being barred from the United States, if transactions become known by third parties.


Next Canadian federal election will be target for Russian meddling: Sajjan

Posted 18 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

HALIFAX — With a federal election less than a year away, Canada’s defence minister is warning voters they will be targeted by online cyber-attacks and fake news as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine western democracies.


Next Canadian federal election will be target for Russian meddling: Sajjan

Posted 18 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

HALIFAX — With a federal election less than a year away, Canada’s defence minister is warning voters they will be targeted by online cyber-attacks and fake news as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine western democracies.


50 countries vow to fight cybercrime, US and Russia don’t

Posted 12 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

PARIS — Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.


Medical pot company plugs web security flaw but privacy concerns persist

Posted 9 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — A prominent Canadian medical marijuana company took weeks to fix a website security weakness that could have allowed hackers to access a patient’s sensitive information.


Canada Post admits cannabis privacy breach involving 4,500 Ontario customers

Posted 8 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers on Wednesday after the province’s only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem.


Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Posted 6 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

LONDON — Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections.


StatCan’s plans for banking info hints at larger trove, work on sensitive data

Posted 1 November 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy commissioner says Statistics Canada must put more safeguards on personal financial information it collects.