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The National Pregnancy, privacy and third-party marketing

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

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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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 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

The National Fewer secrets in Canadian government thanks to leaky walls

Party politics is full of secrets that often get leaked for a specific purpose, to get reaction to a new idea or perhaps to embarrass an opponent. But on Parliament Hill some leaks are accidental. There are renovations happening right now aiming to solve the problem of poor soundproofing on the Hill. But in the meantime, MPs have had to ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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

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

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 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

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

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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News in Review - September 2000 News Cameras and Privacy: In Your Face?

Canadians have always supported and respected the civil safeguards of freedom of the press and the role and responsibility of the media to act as the public’s agent in providing information. As media – in particular television news cameras – became more omnipresent in our society, Canadian media consumers gained access to more information, faster, and in much greater detail. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - April 1995 Cameras in Court: Justice Seen To Be Done

The controversial and complex issue of media coverage of "open court" trials is the subject of this story.
  • 1995
  • 00:13:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1995

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News in Review - October 1994 The Information Highway: Road to the Future?

This report reviews the state of the technology, the information on the highway, the implications for the job market, and whether the hope is primarily hype.
  • 1994
  • 00:12:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1994

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