A Canadian federal bill that would force companies to notify individuals of breaches moved a step closer to being law in October.
British Columbia's provincial government is notifying 15,000 individuals after a privacy breach in its Wildfire Management Branch.
Canada's RCMP cannot tell whether it complies with federal privacy law when gathering information about citizens without a warrant, according to a report.
Alberta Health Services is apologizing following a data breach at Alberta Children's Hospital.
A Canadian is leading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Home Depot following its data breach in which up to 56 million US and Canadian credit cards were stolen.
Students at the University of British Columbia have been warned that their personal information may have been exposed thanks to a software bug.
Canada's foreign spy agency mishandled information on private communications that it had collected by mistake, according to the most recent report by a government watchdog.
Canada's National Research Council has written to partner companies informing them of a breach of its cybersecurity systems.
A Canadian ISP has been identified as the source of a cryptocurrency hack that stole $83,000 over four months.
Almost one in four employees at Canada's Justice Department fell prey to internet phishing in an exercise last December.
Microsoft has reconsidered a move to cease security emails in Canada, following the introduction of an anti-spam law north of the border.
Canadian cybersecurity is languishing due to poor communication and disappointing security investments, according to research from the Ponemon Institute.
Canada's federal privacy commissioner has been replaced in a move that has sparked criticism from activists, academics and political leaders.
Up to 8,300 patients had their personal information stolen and given to financial companies by staff at Ontario's Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital.
Audit committees in Canada are falling behind the rest of the world by not spending enough time assessing cyber security, warned a KPMG report this month.
A Romanian website is publishing public Canadian records for profit.
The Data Privacy Act has been greeted with great protest from privacy advocates.
The Heartbleed bug cost the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) 900 social insurance numbers, which were stolen by a hacker exploiting the OpenSSL flaw.
The government of Canada requested subscriber data from Canadian telecommunications firms once every 27 seconds, says a researcher.
The Albertan Information and Privacy Commissioner has formally asked the government to amend the province's Health Information Act with mandatory breach reporting and notification measures.
Well.ca, an online store selling health and beauty products, exposed names, addresses and credit card details for some of its customers in December, it admitted last month.
The Canadian government has hired Wedge Networks, a provider of cloud-based security services, to secure its computing infrastructure.
Canadian intelligence agency officials defended themselves at a Senate hearing early in February, after it was revealed that they had collected data on passengers travelling through Canadian airports via Wi-Fi access points.
The Canadian government should overhaul privacy legislation and reign in intelligence agencies to reflect a changing security landscape, its Privacy Commissioner told parliamentarians in late January.
A regulatory filing indicated that BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis sold more than $26 million of stock in his former company.
The Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSE) has admitted that it "may incidentally intercept Canadian communications or information."
Some of Canada's best-known authors - including Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel and John Ralston Saul - added their names to an online petition condemning mass surveillance by governments and corporations.
Federal Court of Canada Judge Richard Mosley has slammed the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
Ann Cavoukian, the province of Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, has pledged to determine how the personal information of a disabled Toronto woman reached the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Canada's new anti-spam law, which was passed by Parliament in December 2010, will come into force on July 1.
A new, cutting-edge forensic evidence center in Toronto is protected by technology as advanced as scientists apply to their work inside its labs.
Data on a hard drive is not equal to the same material stored in a filing cabinet, according to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Canada's banking regulator has issued a set of cyber security guidelines for financial institutions, warning that banks must be on the lookout for online fraudsters.
Canadian lawmakers are seeking to legislate more oversight of Canada's secretive spy agencies, arguing that citizens don't know enough about what they're doing.
Canadian government agencies hit an all-time high for privacy complaints and data breaches this year, according to the annual report from the federal Privacy Commissioner.
Canadian mobile company BlackBerry has realigned its business to refocus on enterprise customers after losing almost a billion dollars in a single quarter.
Two controversial pieces of privacy legislation have been killed after Canada's prime minister prorogued parliament.
Ontarian regional municipality Peel admitted this week to losing the personal information of more than 18,000 people in a security breach.
Canadian firm Bionym has launched a wearable device offering heartbeat-based biometrics.
Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has introduced a policy that she says will allow privacy and counterterrorism surveillance to exist in harmony.
Canada's Royal Canadian mounted police swooped on a data center in the Burnaby, BC area this month, seizing computers that they say may be linked to a $500 million botnet.
A federal member of Parliament supports Britain's plan to legislate opt-in permission to view pornographic websites, and said she would like to see a similar program in Canada.
While maintaining that his company's Glass product is still in its developmental stage, Google's global privacy counsel, Peter Fleischer, has assured four of Canada's privacy commissioners that the concerns they and others expressed are unfounded.
A tragic cyber bullying case has led the province of Nova Scotia to take unprecedented steps—including both criminal and civil action—to interrupt aggressive online activities.
The Province of Ontario's 8.5 million voters may have the option of casting their ballot online in the coming decade, making it the largest jurisdiction in the world to introduce voting by internet.
More than half of C-level executives surveyed in large Canadian companies do not educate employees about data security, storage and destruction.
Canada is becoming increasingly attractive to foreign companies and governments that are looking to establish a virtual base from which to launch cyber attacks.
For the second time in four years, BlackBerry faces sanctions from the government of Indonesia, one of the smartphone maker's most important markets.
The Canadian privacy commissioner has found that the Canadian government overstepped its bounds while researching Canadian aboriginal activist Cindy Blackstock.
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has called for fundamental reforms to Canada's privacy law that would make companies more accountable for privacy violations.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay has committed $20 million to fund projects aimed at making Canada safer from cyber attacks.
Canadians are about to get their first comprehensive look at the extent of cyber crime on domestic business.
More than 2,000 USB keys were replaced after a hard drive and key went missing.
Privacy concerns are driving Canadians away from smartphone apps and online services.
After intense opposition from the public, the Canadian government pledged to not introduce additional legislation to monitor online activity.
The Canadian government should to make it mandatory for utility companies and others to tighten security, a former official told a security conference.
The nascent partnership between a Chinese development group and an entrepreneurial hub funded by three levels of Canadian government has raised concerns from an outspoken former security adviser to Nortel Networks.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has unnerved privacy experts with a change to its electronic tax-filing policy: It has removed several authentication requirements for electronic filers.
Canadian telecommunications giant Telus is bolstering its security offering with the acquisition of digital security and forensics company Digital Wyzdom.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), a department of the Government of Canada, was reeling last month after the personal data of 583,000 Canadians was lost on a portable hard drive.
Behind the rallying cry, "Privacy equals freedom," Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian struck a partnership with Oracle to celebrate International Privacy Day: Jan. 28.
A young, Montreal-based computer science student, his former college and the institution's IT provider all found themselves thrust into the media spotlight over the student's stance on ethical hacking.
Canada remains vulnerable to cyber attacks by "terrorist groups [which] have expressed interest in developing the capabilities for computer-based attacks against Canada's critical infrastructure."
The personal information of about 583,000 former post-secondary students is unaccounted for, as a result of a breach of security at the agency responsible for issuing student loans.
The Canadian government has no plans to follow the recommendations made in a report it commissioned into ethical hacking.
Public Safety Canada and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched an action plan last month to back up a February 2011 border security partnership.
The Canadian government has unlocked $155 million in funding to bolster cyber security, just as the Auditor General issued a negative report.
Canada is not saying whether it will block Chinese firm Huawei from bidding on a secure communications network, after imposing a national security exemption on contract tenders
The provincial government of British Columbia has fired four employees and suspended three others after allegations that health data was shared inappropriately.
Canadian energy companies may be at risk from activist hacker groups, according to documents obtained from the country's national security agencies.
Border security controls are costing Canada $19.1 billion in lost revenues each year, according to a report released last month.
India's government claims it has found a way to monitor email sent via BlackBerry, something even manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) claims it can't do.
The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) offered the agency's assistance to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to make the government's controversial internet surveillance bill more palatable.
The Canadian government enacted a national security exception to bar foreign IT companies from bidding on the construction of its new telecommunications system.
The personal information of 1,000 Canadian government officials was stolen as part of a vast data heist last December, it has been revealed.
Canada's cyber security risks are greater than the government believes, according to internal documents.
A New York law firm is suing a Canadian for alleged federal cyber squatting after he conducted what he claims was research into a "black hole email vulnerability".
An internal report has informed the federal government to put an appeals mechanism in place to cope with imperfect biometric systems.
Anonymous has posted the personal information of Canadians online as part of a protest over the treatment of student protesters in Montréal.
Ontario received a record number of privacy complaints last year, according to the province's privacy commissioner.
In a budget move last month, the Canadian government axed a watchdog responsible for keeping tabs on its secret spy agency.
A website now is available to help the public check for DNSChanger infection.
The investigation into fraudulent robocalls in Canada escalated this month, as Elections Canada said that 7,000 calls had gone out across the country.
A malicious attacker deliberately attempted to interfere with a crucial party leadership vote in Canada last month, according to a company commissioned to run the online voting system used.
A political storm has beset Victor Toews, the public safety minister that backs a controversial lawful access bill in Canada.
Seven Ontario residents have been charged for stealing in a massive ATM skimming operation.
Following a disagreement between Google and Tipping Point, this year's CanSecWest conference will play host to two challenges.
Hacktivist online community Anonymous exposed prominent Canadian neo-Nazis last month after hacking into a fascist website.
Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's information and privacy commissioner, slammed the Canadian legal system in her opening speech at a symposium on surveillance and privacy late last month.
Canada received a mediocre ranking in cyber security, according to a new report ranking countries on their security stance.
Representatives from the Pirate Party of Canada highlighted the irony of Canadian government officials using file-sharing sites to infringe on copyright.
Canadian lawyers may have opened a legal can of worms by requesting the public release of heavily censored photographs.
Publicly traded Canadian companies experienced 50 percent more cyberattacks in 2011 than in the previous year, study
A massive Chinese-based hacker attack on Canadian federal government agencies late in 2010 was aimed at uncovering information about the takeover bid for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan.
The Harper government has announced plans to reintroduce the "lawful internet access" law, which could shutter Canada's small internet service providers.
The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments seeking to overturn a lower court ruling on so-called fair dealing of copyrighted material.
A survey by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) found reservations about internet use
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) sounded an alert at least two months before a massive internet intrusion was spotted at the Treasury Board of Canada.
Canada has reintroduced controversial copyright measures in a new bill that will legally enable companies to stop Canadians copying digital products.
The Canadian government has launched a consumer IT security awareness campaign in a bid to help Canadians protect themselves.
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