Canadian Security News

This is updated weekly. I write on a number of topics pertaining to global security updates/vulnerabilities and do my best to cover all major stories coming out of Canada. If you have a story you’d like to share with me, please contact me. All opinions are my own. I have no financial interests in any of the companies covered.

Ever Shuts Down Over Privacy Concerns

Ever Shuts Down Over Privacy Concerns

If you’re not familiar with Ever it is, or we should say, was, a cloud storage app for photos. According to Ever, the reason behind their closing down is increased competition from Google and Apple, who tout their own, more robust cloud...

Private Sector Privacy Law Considered

Private Sector Privacy Law Considered

Given the recent Coronavirus pandemic, everything has started to move to the digital world, and we’re finding ourselves reliant on policies that aren’t ready to handle this new weight. A perfect example is the federal Personal Information...

Canadian Government Launches COVID-19 Tracking App

Canadian Government Launches COVID-19 Tracking App

The federal government has finally launched its COVID-19 exposure app after delays to make it user-friendly. Merely eight days after it went into beta testing, residents of Ontario are now able to voluntarily download the COVID Alert app...

Open Letter on Global Privacy Expectations for Teleconferencing

Open Letter on Global Privacy Expectations for Teleconferencing

A few days ago on the 21st of July, The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a letter aimed at video teleconferencing (VTC) providers to set expectations for privacy and security of users. The thinking is that with the recent...

Zoom Free-Use: Keys to Privacy Given to the FBI

Zoom Free-Use: Keys to Privacy Given to the FBI

The stories about faults in Zooms data privacy have been coming thick and fast these past few months, with Zoom-bombed classes, threats to children’s privacy, and even governments banning the platform altogether. The COVID-19 lockdowns...

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