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

Included in this collection

Marketplace Who's Minding the Store?

Thieves are breaking into stores, gas stations and restaurants and actually ripping out the hard drives attached to the point of sale terminals used to swipe your plastic. While stores and restaurants are keeping quiet, and credit card companies cover your losses, in the end, we all pay a price and, for the crooks, it's a windfall.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Why murder victims' identities should be made public

Relatives say the identities of murder victims should be made public, to prevent them from becoming statistics. The push is in response to a proposed policy in Regina to keep the victims' names a secret. The argument is that there is nothing to gain by releasing them.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The Weekly Zeynep Tufekci on Facebook's business model

Socio-technologist Zeynep Tufekci says Facebook’s business model is problematic. She tells the CBC’s Wendy Mesley that your data can be used to identify your politics and your personal weaknesses – even if you have never disclosed it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018