Post Tagged with: "security"

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 25: TPMs – Research Exception Limited to Encryption and Security Testing

Bill C-61 includes two exceptions relevant for researchers: an exception at Section 41.13 limited to encryption research (unlike the U.S. DMCA, encryption research is not defined) and security testing at Section 41.15, which could be construed to include security research on computer or network vulnerabilities.  The impact of the anti-circumvention […]

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July 25, 2008 6 comments News

iOptOut.ca Adds SSL Encryption

iOptOut.ca has now been used by tens of thousands of Canadians since its launch a couple of weeks ago.  Many people asked for secure data entry via SSL encryption and we've now added that for additional security.

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April 18, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Canada’s Identity Theft Bill: What It Says and What’s Missing

The federal government yesterday introduced much-needed identity theft legislation.  Bill C-27 includes several important provisions focusing on identity theft such as trafficking in documents and identity information.  Key provisions include: making, possessing, transferring, or selling "identity documents" of another person becomes an offence punishable with up to five years in […]

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November 22, 2007 5 comments News

Industry Canada Launches Public Consultation on PIPEDA Reforms

The government's response to the PIPEDA review included a promise to consult on possible reforms to the law, including the creation of a mandatory data breach notification requirement.  On Friday, Industry Canada published the promised consultation in the Canada Gazette, asking Canadians for comments on the data breach requirement along […]

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October 29, 2007 1 comment News

Chertoff’s Talk

My speech at the Data Protection and Privacy Commissioner's conference focused specifically on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff's talk.  His remarks have now been posted online.

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October 21, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads