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Make Your List and Then Think Twice: Smart Watches for Kids

By | December 5th, 2017|Privacy|

Thinking about buying your child a Smart Watch for Christmas? According to security experts, you might want to think twice… Wouldn’t it be great to be able to see exactly where little Susie is when she’s out playing with friends at the neighbourhood park? Or at the zoo with her class? Maybe even set a [...]

Calling for Tighter Privacy Laws

By | September 14th, 2016|Information Management, Privacy, Videos|

Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton talks about a recent surge in privacy breaches in both the public and private sectors and some of the regulatory changes likely on the way to combat this trend in Alberta. Alberta public bodies, companies and not for profits will need to be more proactive in mitigating privacy security issues [...]

Remembering The Right to be Forgotten

By | April 23rd, 2015|Information Management, Privacy|

A colleague of mine received automated notices from two LinkedIn connections recently.  This, of course, is what LinkedIn is there for – to keep you up to date and informed about the status and activities of professionals in your field.  There was a difference about getting these notices, however.  The two professionals had died within [...]

Privacy, security and peace of mind – you can have it all!

By | June 17th, 2014|Privacy|

We live in a mobile world.  That’s not likely going to change any time soon.  We have mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Some of these devices are for personal use, some for work and some are now in that crazy mixed use “Bring Your Own Device” category.   And in this mobile world we are all [...]

A Landmark Ruling on Random Drug and Alcohol Testing in Alberta: is the door completely closed?

By | April 2nd, 2014|Privacy|

Suncor Energy Inc., Oil Sands’ attempt to implement random alcohol and drug testing of safety-sensitive employees at Suncor oil sands operations was recently rejected by the Alberta Arbitration Board after hearing a grievance filed by Unifor, Local 707A, representing Suncor employees at its Fort McMurray operations. The Board found Suncor’s Policy to be an unreasonable [...]

When should you start thinking about Privacy Breaches?

By | February 10th, 2014|Information Management, Privacy|

It’s been quite a start to 2014 hearing all the news about recent privacy breaches in our province.  The biggest one involved the theft of a laptop containing personal health information of over 600,000 Albertans who attended Medicentres last year leaving us all asking, “How could this happen?” and “How could they have handled it [...]

Regulatory Order Sets Clear Boundaries for Employee Privacy and Mobile Device

By | October 28th, 2013|Privacy|

An Adjudicator with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has determined that a private sector organization contravened the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) by improperly collecting and using personal information. Project Porchlight traced the telephone numbers the employee had dialed on his work-issued Blackberry device to learn the identities of the people [...]

Making Information Governance Functional – Part 1

By | July 30th, 2013|Information Management, Privacy|

Isn’t it ironic that, when we talk about managing information, we are often speaking to each other in different languages: techspeak, legalspeak, riskspeak, securityspeak, healthspeak,  just to name a few.  Why? Because it’s so integrated into to every aspect of our human activity, and it will naturally reflect all of the diversity of our world, [...]