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How the federal government failed to protect our mobility data

Instead of keeping its promise to strengthen Canada’s privacy laws, the federal government is taking advantage of our system’s weaknesses.
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Our location data: What we know now

What we’ve learned one week into testimony about the government’s use of cell phone tracking during COVID-19.
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72% of people in Canada support stronger privacy rules for political parties

A vast majority of Canadians support changing the law so that political parties follow the same privacy rules as private companies. But politicians remain keen to keep the exemptions that they have given themselves.
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The Facebook data scandal: How protected are Canadians?

When private companies abuse and misuse our personal data, Canada's laws are toothless — giving no power to the Privacy Commissioner to issue penalties or force compliance.
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Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools

A complaint launched by OpenMedia into the use of IMSI-catchers (a.k.a Stingrays) reveals that six warrantless deployments of the device violated the Charter
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Privacy Commissioner’s Annual Report confirms that the system is broken

Privacy Commissioner’s findings underscore the need for a complete repeal of Bill C-51 and an end to the bulk collection of Canadians’ metadata
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What is the VPD hiding? Pro-privacy groups are digging deeper for answers on Stingray use

VPD admitted it doesn’t have the device, but recent revelations on RCMP use of Stingrays raise doubts on whether these devices have been used by other law enforcement agencies.

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