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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Marketplace Identity Theft

Imagine someone stealing who you are: they take your name, they take your date of birth, they take your social insurance number and they start using it to their benefit. It's a chilling scenario and in this age of computers, very easy to accomplish. What steps can you take to prevent it happening to you?
  • 2000
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Charly and Max get involved I’m opening my account!

Returning from her financial institution, Charly explains that the information on her account statement is confidential.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:04
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

The National Pregnancy, privacy and third-party marketing New

A Toronto woman who signed up for a mailing list at a maternity store and later miscarried was shocked to receive a package of formula in the mail. She told CBC’s Go Public she was surprised about the extent to which her personal information was shared with third-party marketing companies.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

Desjardins Vignettes Protecting your identity

It's very important to protect personal information such as your name, address, email address and password, as they can be used to identify you.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

News in Review - October 2018 Safeguarding Social Media: Facebook's Challenge

Facebook has been the shooting star of social media platforms. Nothing could stop its meteoric rise as two billion users signed up to communicate and share online. But recent scandals from fake news to extremist content have plagued the firm and users are losing trust. If the firm cannot secure personal information and stop hackers, how can users feel safe? ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2018

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Marketplace Scammed

There’s a new scam making the rounds on the Internet. An e-mail from a major company, like VISA, E-Bay or PayPal, arrives in your inbox. The e-mail asks you to confirm your personal information by clicking on a link. Although the web site looks legitimate, it’s not. The e-mail, as well as the web site, are fakes created by crooks ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Charly and Max get involved Top secret!

Charly understands what personal information is and why it is important to keep it private.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:52
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

The National Toronto's waterfront could show the future of data collection

Toronto's waterfront is the location for the plans of a smart city — one that provides the blueprint for the future of data collection.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018