GDPR advice to Canadian firms: Chill out, but get working on it

The world’s toughest data protection regime – the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect today, and with it the possibility of huge financial penalties for non-compliance. Privacy experts here believe many large Canadian-based enterprises who regularly do business in Europe are prepared, while a large number are close. But many small […]

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Privacy commissioner opens probe into Canadian data brokers’ privacy practices

The data management practices of six unnamed Canadian data brokers are being investigated by federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien, the first of his promised probes into possible privacy problems across select industries. “Preliminary inquiries with industry practices raised a number of concerns about how databases of Canadians’ detailed personal information are being compiled and subsequently […]

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Re-decentralizing search engines will improve access to information, says SingularityNET CEO

TORONTO — A decentralized internet, resembling the early days of the internet when no one had to rely on governmental and corporate servers, will not only improve basic search engine capabilities, but change how people access information, says Ben Goertzel, CEO of SingularityNET. “Redecentralizing web search will radically lead to growth beyond web search, it […]

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Hashtag Trending – Trump shut down on Twitter habits; U.S. senators’ identities were stolen for comments on net neutrality; Apple Watches find new function

A United States federal judge has deemed it unconstitutional for Trump to block users on Twitter, two U.S. senators’ identities were stolen in order to make fraudulent comments on net neutrality, and employees are turning to Apple Watches to keep up to date when they cannot look at their phones during work. From Twitter – […]

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