Articles on Privacy law

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Jeremy Lee, a sawmill worker in Imbil, Queensland, refused to have his fingerprints scanned for a new security system introduced by his employer to replace swipe cards. www.shutterstock.com

As privacy is lost a fingerprint at a time, a biometric rebel asserts our rights

Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.
The law is ambivalent when it comes to trespassing, and photographing or filming the property owners. from shutterstock.com

Animal activists v private landowners: what does the law say?

Aussie Farms' have map showing locations where farms or producers treat animal cruelly has caused outrage with many claiming it is illegal. So, what does the law actually say about this?
Close your eyes and count to 10: GDPR is coming. SB_photos/Shutterstock.com

What does GDPR mean for me? An explainer

Everything you wanted to know but were scared to ask about... the General Data Protection Regulation (coming to a country near you).
A cell phone user thumbs through the privacy settings on a Facebook account in Ottawa in March 2018. Canadians need to start making companies accountable for mining and using their personal data without their consent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

It’s time we demanded the protection of our personal data

Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Social media companies combine many pieces of information into a complex digital profile. Tetiana Yurchenko/Shutterstock.com

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
Most people don’t know what they’re agreeing to. Micolas/Shutterstock.com

Nobody reads privacy policies – here’s how to fix that

Consumers can't read, understand or use information in companies' privacy policies. So they end up less informed and less protected than they'd like to be. New research shows a better way.

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