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
  • 17 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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