Why Privacy Matters in a Data-Driven Economy

17 April 2016

One of the most impactful innovations of the last several years has been the rapid improvement in data technology. Today, hardware exists that can store once-unthinkable amounts of data, then make it accessible anywhere via the cloud. In turn, software has become more powerful, able to turn these billions of data points into actionable insights. Read More…

Data Security in a Growing ‘Internet of Things’

17 April 2016

You lock your doors, set your alarm, shred unnecessary papers with personal information on them, but did you know that your connected devices could make all your preparations useless? Last year, owners of Samsung Smart TVs found themselves faced with a worrisome reality nestled deep within their televisions’ privacy policy. In the section discussing the Read More…

5 Things to Avoid When Online

3 April 2016

In its early days, the World Wide Web was used primarily to share data between research labs. Then, as it became more user-friendly, basic news and email services reigned supreme. Now, embedded firmly in the daily lives of almost every Canadian, it provides countless services from music and TV streaming to grocery shopping and personal Read More…

Cybercrime: Where Does Canada Stand?

21 March 2016

Identity theft is no longer the physical process it once was. Just as our bank statements and pay stubs have turned from paper to data and now arrive in our inboxes rather than our mailboxes, identity theft has also become a largely virtual occurrence. While burglars still snoop around empty homes or unattended trash bins Read More…

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