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IAPP Canada’s Privacy Symposium

IAPP Canada’s Privacy Symposium

Last week I presented at the annual IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, along side Shawn Brown of nNovation LLP, where we discussed CASL compliance auditing. Discussion description: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation establishes complex new rules for anyone sending email or other forms of electronic messaging, which is reinforced with significant penalties for non-compliance. Now that regulations under the legislation are nearly finalized, it is...

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Reported Password Leak at Linkedin

Reported Password Leak at Linkedin

Today there have been several announcements in the Social Media world regarding a significant Data Breach at Linkedin. 6.5 Million users names and Passwords (encrypted) have been accessed illegally from the Linkedin System and Posted publicly on a Russian Hacker Website. Source NextWeb: Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now It is highly recommended that if you have a Linkedin account you...

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Announcing TC Media Connections

Announcing TC Media Connections

OK OK – I don’t usually post work stuff here but when I do it’s usually because I’m really excited about it, and this post is no different. I’m excited to announce the launch of TC Media Connections our new newsletter that will be covering hot topics affecting you at work, life & play! Want to know know what else makes this an exciting announcement, at least for me, I’m featured in Edition #1 where...

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Reference Check: Is Your Boss Watching?

Reference Check: Is Your Boss Watching?

In one of my previous posts, I talked about the growing prevalence of social media background checks and some guidelines issued by Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Alberta. Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian has recently released a paper titled “Reference Check: Is Your Boss Watching? The New World of Social Media: Privacy and Your Facebook Profile”. The paper provides guidance and...

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Yahoo Steps Up Security

Yahoo Steps Up Security

Yesterday I was logging into my flickr account from my new Laptop and I received a Security warning pop-up asking me to validate my access from a `New Computer` by one of two methods: SMS to my phone number on account, or by triggering a non Y! email account listed in my profile. This also happened here at the office, today when logging into my Y! mail account, so it seems to be officially supported here north of the border now. I say now...

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Social Media Background Checks

Social Media Background Checks

Hiring Managers often scour the web to find more information about candidates to make sure they are hiring the right person, relying on publicly available information to aid in making hiring decisions for prospective employees. However some organizations may need to reconsider such policies, or build new guidance, because the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Alberta has recently issued guidelines for “Social...

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