Privacy and data protection

In 2018 Ottawa introduced new privacy rules designed to better safeguard the personal data of Canadians, but even security experts say they are far from perfect. Many feel Canada should further tighten its data protection and privacy legislation. This collection explores the question while also considering how we can ensure companies become more transparent in disclosing to their customers the personal data collected about them on the Internet.

  • 2019
  • 13-14
  • 19 Titles

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News in Review - March 2014 Airport Wi-Fi: Canada Spying on Its Own

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is a government agency tasked with gathering intelligence in other countries. Documents released by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, tell a very different story. For a two-week span, thousands of people who travelled through Canadian airports had their movements tracked even after they left the airport. CSEC says their actions were legal, but some disagree. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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Marketplace Are your apps spying on you? Apps and your privacy

When you download popular apps, you could be giving companies permission to do a lot more than you think — to track your location, read your texts, access your photos, even access your microphone and camera. Are you really prepared to say yes to all those permissions? With help from data developers, the Marketplace team creates a horoscope app to investigate how ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

News in Review - April 2012 Bill C-30 and Internet Privacy

The federal government has tabled a bill that many believe could threaten the civil rights of Canadians and the freedom of the Internet. Bill C-30 would require Internet service providers to gather information on their clients and allow police to access that information without a warrant. In this News in Review story we examine the bill and why so many Canadians want ...
  • 2012
  • 00:13:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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Marketplace Biometrics: Eye Security

A fascinating look at the world of biometrics. This is the science of identifying people by their distinctive characteristics. It could be old-fashioned fingerprints, retina scanning or even face recognition, all done by computers. What most people don't realize is that this technology will soon become very prevalent in our everyday lives, especially after September 11th.
  • 2001
  • 00:09:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Can You Hack It?

Marketplace reveals how big stores are hacked for personal information more often than we're told. From a street corner in downtown Vancouver, Wendy Mesley enlists the help of an internet security expert to do what hackers do easily every day — that is, grab your personal information out of thin air. Vulnerability to this crime is a major concern for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:19:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2018 Censoring Online Information: The Right to be Forgotten

The internet is a tool for accessing information about others. But once online, those stories live on forever. False or incorrect reports about individuals online can tarnish reputations, damage families and upturn careers. Some countries have legislation to help with that. It’s called the right to be forgotten. But Canada doesn’t have this legislation. And it’s got some people calling ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2018

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News in Review - March 2008 Cyber Thieves and Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem for Internet users. Criminals can use a number of ways to gain access to confidential information like credit card numbers. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how these cyber thieves operate and why it’s so hard to catch them. We’ll also look at some practical steps Internet users can take to ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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The Fifth Estate Hackers

Whatever anyone may claim, there is no defense against computer hackers — those people who get into places you thought were safe. This program takes a journey into their world to see what they're capable of doing — the young hacker who stole thousands of credit card numbers and then bragged about it on Internet radio; the one who hacked ...
  • 2000
  • 00:47:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013