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Interview Request from CFRA Radio
December 20, 2016
CFRA (Radio)

Interview Request from CBC Radio-Canada
December 20, 2016
CBC Radio (Radio)

Canada is planning an overhail of its national security legislation heres what you need to know
December 20, 2016
Vice News, external link (Article)

Interview Request from CHCH News
December 19, 2016
CHCH (TV)

With Big Data, Customers Get What They Really Want
December 17, 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Criticism of electoral reform survey
December 15, 2016
AM640, external link (Radio)

Uber's new privacy policy
December 15, 2016
Global News, external link (TV)

Doctor sanctioned for sex abuse snooped records
December 15, 2016
The Hamilton Spectator, external link (Article)

Privacy breach affects 200 patient records at Hamilton doctor’s office
December 14, 2016
The Hamilton Spectator, external link (Article)

The Disaster of Bill C-51: We Call upon the Prime Minister to Honour Promises Made to Change it!
December 13, 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (Op-Ed)

Big data is creating big opportunities for Canadian businesses
December 10, 2016
The National Post, external link (Article)

Interview Request from CFRA Radio
December 9, 2016

It’s ‘and,’ not versus
December 9, 2016
The Globe and Mail, external link (Article)

Google's Trusted Contacts app an example of Privacy by Design
December 8, 2016
Yahoo Finance Canada, external link (Article)

PageMe, a new app for Doctor's to share information securely
December 8, 2016
CBC Radio One, external link (Interview)

Get ready to give up your online privacy to score the perfect rental
December 7, 2016
CTV News, external link (Article)

Does focusing on data security constrain growth? Yes and no, experts say
December 6, 2016
itbusiness.ca, external link (Article)

Doctors faxing patient information fraught with problems, but no clear alternative
November 28, 2016
The Medical Post, external link (Article)

Retailers’ use of dynamic pricing skyrockets
November 26, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Canada's national security oversight is among the weakest in the world: former human rights advocate
November 20, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

Canadians not terribly savvy about digital privacy, poll finds
November 20, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

Taxpayers would have to foot bill for new high-tech police powers, wireless industry says
November 19, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

Dr. Ann Cavoukian - 3 Term Privacy Commissioner, Executive Director,Privacy & Big Data Institute @ Ryerson
November 18, 2016
AM640, external link (Radio)

Interview Request from The Agenda with Steve Paikin
November 17, 2016
TV Ontario (TV)

Interview Request from Toronto Star
November 17, 2016
Toronto Star (Article)

Canadians support police calls for more digital powers — with a catch: Toronto Star/CBC poll
November 17, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Privacy concerns and digital snooping by police
November 17, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

RCMP want new powers to bypass digital roadblocks in terrorism, major crime cases
November 15, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

John Oakley Show Re: CSIS
November 15, 2016
AM640, external link (Interview)

Top-secret RCMP files show digital roadblocks thwarting criminal investigations in Canada
November 15, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Big data will mean big benefits for smart cities
November 12, 2016
National Post, external link (Article)

Declined Interview Request from Toronto Star re: Casino Rama Breach
November 10, 2016

Asia must adopt 'data protection by design' in IoT era
November 10, 2016
ZDnet, external link (Article)

Are skincare apps good for your complexion? Experts weigh in
November 8, 2016
CBC, external link (Article)

Interview with Christian Science Monitor
November 8, 2016
Christian Science Monito, external linkr (Article)

Former Ontario privacy commissioner wants CSIS metadata deleted
November 4, 2016
CTV News, external link (interview)

Power Play: Reaction to CSIS Breach
November 4, 2016
CTV News, external link (interview)

CSIS metadata 
November 4, 2016
John Oakley Show, external link (interview)

CSIS metadata bombshell highlights broken oversight system
November 4, 2016
Vanguard, external link (article)

Judge Rules CSIS Illegally Held Data
November 3, 2016
CTV, external link (TV)

Quebec Police spying on 6 journalists
November 3, 2016
audio fileCFRA, external link (Interview)

Interview with CBC
November 3, 2016
CBC (Article)

Privacy and Smart Government
October 31, 2016
Storify, external link (Article)

OPP sending texts to 7500 potential witnesses
October 28, 2016
Canadian Security, external link (Article)

Arlene Bynon w/ Ann Cavoukian
October 28, 2016
Sirius XM, external link (Interview)

Latest cyber-attack shows the Internet of Things is still a Wild West
October 27, 2016
Yahoo Finance, external link (Radio)

The Ontario Provincial Police will be texting 7,500 cellphone users
October 27, 2016
AM640, external link (Radio)

The Ontario Provincial Police will be texting 7,500 cellphone users
October 27, 2016
AM580, external link CFRA (Radio)

Police seeking help by texting
October 26, 2016
CBC News, external link (TV)

7,500 people to get texts asking for info in Frederick John Hatch homicide, OPP say
October 26, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

OPP employ innovative technique to text for clues in cold case
October 26, 2016
Citynews, external link (TV)

Privacy experts call on Uber to investigate after man gets nearly $1000 bogus bill
October 25, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

Expertin: Big Data und Big Privacy sind möglich
October 24, 2016
derstandard.at, external link (Article)

Snowden says Trudeau afraid to kill anti-terrorism bill
October 18, 2016
IT World Canada, external link (Article)

How Blockchain Will Allow Banks To Become Brokers of Personal Data
October 18, 2016
Medium, external link (Article)

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter block social media tool Geofeedia over protest surveillance
October 12, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

The DNA ancestry craze
October 11, 2016
AlJazeera, external link (TV)

Terms and conditions: Do you know what you just clicked?
October 11, 2016
CTV News, external link (TV)

Privacy commish in contact with Rogers, Yahoo about breach
October 6, 2016
The Wire Report, external link (Article)

Interview Request from CTV News
September 27, 2016
CTV News

Police trying to stay ahead of criminals on technology front
September 27, 2016
Edmonton Journal, external link (Article)

Interview request from CBC Radio
September 27, 2016
CBC News

If you're handling customer data, there's a lot to learn from the Yahoo Breach
September 26, 2016
ITinCanada, external link (Article)

Why Barack Obama doesn't want to 'poison the well' and pardon Edward Snowden
September 22, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

Snowden movie marketing goes meta with Toronto surveillance screen
September 15, 2016
The Globe and Mail, external link (Article)

CTV - Your Morning
September 14, 2016
CTV, external link (TV)

Profile in Citywise
September, 2016
Citywise, external link (Article)

Interview with Global News
September 6, 2016
Global News (Interview)

The Exchange with Peter Armstrong
September 1, 2016
CBC News, external link (TV)

New data breach notification standards should be flexible, adaptive, ITAC says
August 29, 2016
IT Business.ca, external link (Article)

Ashley Madison not as discreet, a lot more deceptive than it said, probe finds
August 23, 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (Article)

TASHA KHEIRIDDIN | Police Chiefs Want to Force People to Reveal Phone Password
August 17, 2016
AM640, external link (Radio)

Password disclosure law up for ‘public discussion’: Goodale
August 17, 2016
The Wire Report, external link (Article)

From digital skin care to pregnancy test apps: Is 'smarter' always better?
August 17, 2016
The Globe and Mail, external link (Article)

Law on electronic passwords must safeguard rights: Editorial
August 17, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Privacy risks lurk in DNA tests, experts warn
August 15, 2016
Global News, external link (Article)

Interview Request from CP24
August 11, 2016

Security still not tough enough in IoT
July 29, 2016
IT World Canada, external link (Article)

Interview Request from City News
August 9, 2016

London’s rapid transit vanishing act
July 29, 2016
London Free Press, external link (Article)

Interview with Katina Michael: Global Privacy and Security by Design
July 28, 2016
IEEE Potentials, external link (Video)

Global News 
July 28, 2016
Global News (Article)

Canadian Lawyer Magazine
July 26, 2016
Canadian Lawyer Magazine (Article)

London Free Press 
July 26, 2016
London Free Press (Article)

Privacy commissioner to investigate data breach of public servants' personal info
July 23, 2016
CBC, external link (Article)

JUSTIN ECOCK & ANN CAVOUKIAN
July 20, 2016
Zoomer Radio, external link (Radio)

Update Canada’s privacy laws, but don’t look to Europe or the US for guidance, experts say
July 20, 2016
IT Business, external link (Article)

Pokemon Go
July 20, 2016
Global News, external link (TV)

Phoenix pay system also breached federal workers' privacy
July 19, 2016
CBC News, external link (TV)

As a blockchain-based project teeters, questions about the technology’s security
July 18, 2016
IT World Canada, external link (Article)

Privacy watchdog drops case against Toronto police over attempted-suicide data
July 12, 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Only you can prevent your personal info from spreading online, say experts
July 9, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

Are Hamilton Police spying on your cellphone? They won't say
July 7, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

DR. ANN CAVOUKIAN & DR. DOUGLAS MARK – June 30
June 30, 2016
Zoomer Radio, external link (Radio)

Big Data Part 2: Big Data or Big Brother? Citizenship and Security in the Age of Big Data
June 30, 2016
CBC Radio - Ideas, external link (Radio)

Ontario doctors challenge ruling that would identify top OHIP billers
June 30, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

397 medical records snooped at Hamilton General Hospital
June 17, 2016
Hamilton Spectator, external link (Article)

Frustration over health disclosure doesn't trump privacy protection: experts
June 13, 2016
680 News, external link (Article)

Ex-privacy watchdog ‘disappointed’ with Pan Am Games audit
June 11, 2016
The Star, external link (Article)

Health ministry ordered to disclose names on OHIP billings
June 3, 2016
The Star, external link (Article)

Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon
June 1, 2016
audio fileCFRA 580, external link (radio - starts at 56:30)

1,800 Canadians’ secret OKCupid data exposed
June 1, 2016
Global News, external link (article)

SC Congress Toronto 2016: Healthcare struggles to protect privacy of PHI
June 1, 2016
SC Magazine, external link (article)

No One Is Watching You
May 18, 2016
The Walrus, external link (article)

Pair convicted of snooping into Rob Fords records
May 18 , 2016
CanHealth, external link (article)

Privacy Essential to Big Data Projects
May 18 , 2016
Bloomberg BNA, external link (article)

Should privacy by design be part of Canadian law?
May 14 , 2016
Canadian Lawyer Mag, external link (article)

Privacy breach at Joseph Brant Hospital leaves more questions than answers
May 14 , 2016
The Hamilton Spectator, external link (article)

David Reevely: Privacy commissioner won’t probe allegations Ontario Liberals illegally destroyed wind farm documents
May 11 , 2016
National Post, external link (article)

Hospital workers convicted for snooping into Rob Ford’s personal health files
May 5 , 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (article)

Police trying to stay ahead of criminals on technology front
May 5 , 2016
Vancouver Sun, external link (article)

Will old SIU reports see light of day?
May 2 , 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (article)
OurWindsor.ca, external link (article)

Revealed: Secret SIU report into Andrew Loku’s death
April 30 , 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (article)

Canada Needs to Revive the Encryption Debate It Had in the 1990s
April 26 , 2016
Motherboard, external link (article)

Would you want to know if your doctor got money from pharma companies?
April 25, 2016
Global News, external link (Article)

No timeframe for release of Andrew Loku SIU report, Premier Kathleen Wynne says
April 25, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Notable Ontarians want the Loku report made public
April 25, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Release the SIU report on Loku’s killing as soon as possible: Editorial
April 22, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Premier Kathleen Wynne says Andrew Loku SIU report will be made public
April 21, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Apple's co-operation with police in Tim Bosma case not unusual
April 24, 2016
CBC, external link (Article)

Blackberry security concerns
April 19, 2016
AM980, external link (Interview)

Hsu Interviews Inventor of Privacy by Design
April 15, 2016
Shearmand and Sterling LLP, external link (Interview)

Beyond the Blame Game - Boomers and millenials unite to show that making a difference is not a generational thing
May, 2016
Zoomer Magazine (article)

Ottawa open for comments on proposed breach notification regulations
April 15, 2016
IT World Canada, external link (article)

BlackBerry security concerns: RCMP able to decrypt messages
April 14, 2016
CTV News, external link (TV)

Big Data v Me: Dawn of Justice
April 6, 2016
New Hamburg Indepdendent, external link (Article)

Vice reporter must give RCMP texts from suspected terrorist, judge rules
March 31, 2016
AM640 (Radio)

Employee Tracking
March 30, 2016
audio fileCFRA 580, external link (Interview, starts at 1:41.00)

FBI Hacks iPhone: Case against Apple Dropped as FBI gains access
March 29, 2016
CTV News, external link (Video)

Hamilton police board let retiring chief keep police phone and computer
March 15, 2016
CBC Hamilton, external link (article)

Apple - FBI Legal Saga Heats Up
March 13, 2016
CTV News, external link (Video)

Why Apple Is Right to Protect Your Privacy
March 8, 2016
ABC News, external link (Article)

Facial Recognition in Retail Stores
March 3, 2016
680News (Radio)

Apple's battle with the FBI
March 2, 2016
AM640 (Radio)

Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Dr. Ann Cavoukian
February 25, 2016
NATO Association of Canada Part 1, external link Part 2, external link Part 3, external link (Interview)

Radio Noon
February 29, 2016
CBC Radio Montreal (Radio)

Say Goodbye to Privacy and Freedom
February 25, 2016
Mackenize Institute, external link (Video)

BlackBerry partners with Dr. Oz's Sharecare to bring health experts to smartphones
February 25, 2016
CBC News, external link (Article)

Tim Cook Is Securing Steve Jobs' Legacy With Encryption
February 25, 2016
Huffington Post, external link (Article)

Why Apple Is Right to Protect Your Privacy
February 25, 2016
Credit.com, external link (Article)

Give Parliament the power to scrutinize spy agencies: Editorial
February 24, 2016
The Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Metadata Leak
February 23, 2016
CBC Radio - As It Happens, external link (Radio)

Difficult to determine' scope of privacy breach in Five Eyes data sharing
February 23, 2016
CBC, external link  (Article)

Canadian Security Establishment (CSE)
February 22, 2016
CBC Radio One (Radio)

Trading your privacy for insurance savings is a slippery slope
February 22, 2016
Driving.ca, external link (Article)

SiriusXM - Arlene Bynon Show
February 18, 2016
SiriusXM (Interview)

CTV's Power Play - on Apple Encryption
February 18, 2016
audio fileCTV, external link (TV)

Apple Fighting Order to Open User's iPhone
February 18, 2016
The Eric Drozd Show, external link (Radio)

The price is too high: Apple must not give in to FBI demands
February 17, 2016
The Globe and Mail, external link (Op-Ed)

How does Linkedin choose the people it thinks you should know?
February 16, 2016
Global News, external link (Article)

Manulife offers insurance discounts tied to fitness
February 9, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Beaufort-Delta health authority says health records safe, privacy expert disagrees
February 9, 2016
CBC, external link  (Radio + Article)

Most believe Toronto police treated differently in justice system: poll
February 3, 2016
CBC Radio - Here and Now (Radio)

Some fitness trackers vulnerable to monitoring, U of T study finds
February 2, 2016
CBC Radio - All in a Day (Radio)

How the government could better protect your private information
January 30, 2016
CBC Radio - The House, external link (Radio)

Spies Accused of Data Breach
January 28, 2016
CTV News, external link (Article)

Shodan webcam search engine raises privacy concerns for Internet of Things
January 27, 2016
CTV News, external link (Article)

Privacy concern: Search engine lets users browse unsecured webcam feeds
January 27, 2016
CTV News, external link (Article)

New search engine taps into private webcams, raising security fears
January 27, 2016
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

In Conversation With Dr. Ann Cavoukian
January 18, 2016
PlaceSpeak Blog, external link (Article)

New fine for destruction of government records
December  23, 2015
Toronto Sun, external link (Article)

Power Play: "Deleting Accountability"
December  17, 2015
CTV News: Power Play, external link (TV)

The Snowden Effect
December  10, 2015
CBC News - The National, external link (TV)

#BecauseIts2016: What Canadians believe next year will hold
December  10, 2015
Maclean's, external link (Article)

Don’t breach encryption warns privacy watcher
December  9, 2015
Radio Canada International, external link (Article and Interview)

Op-Ed - Encryption is crucial to our privacy and freedom
December  9, 2015
The Globe and Mail, external link (Article)

TTC allowing data collection of riders at subway stations
December  7, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

RCMP unveils plan to tackle cybercrime
December  2, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

CBC News Now
November 30, 2015
CBC News (TV)

Mobile encryption arms race heats up
November 20, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Toronto Files
November 19, 2015
RogersTV, external link (TV)

The Power 50: Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016
November 17, 2015
Canadian Business, external link (Article)

How will privacy by design principles impact web development & UX?
November 11, 2015
eConsultancy, external link (Article)

LCBO spent more than $250K fighting privacy ruling
November 1, 2015
CBC News, external link (Article)

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study
October 28, 2015
itbusiness.ca, external link (article)

Toronto Police officers shown trying to disrupt cellphone recording of an arrest
October 27, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Privacy By Design Is Key To The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
October 26, 2015
Huffington Post, external link (Article)

Privacy by Design Does Not Sacrifice Security
October 23, 2015
eSecurity Planet, external link (Article)

Canadians say #IVoted; Elections Canada says take the voting selfies outside
October 19, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Weekly public affairs TV program: Privacy by Design
November 11, 2015
Toronto Files (TV)

Was Nutzer gegen Datenlecks tun können (What users can do against data leaks)
October 11, 2015
Frankfurter Rundschau, external link (Article - German)

Was Unternehmen zur EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung wissen sollten (What businesses should know about the EU Data Protection Regulation)
October 6, 2015
it-business.de, external link (Article - German)

Privacy by Design: An idea whose time has come
October 2, 2015
Computing.co.uk, external link (Article)

'Orwellian' surveillance system monitors all phones on prison grounds: CityNews
September 30, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (Article)

Request for Interview on the Carroll show regarding Prison Cellphone surveillance
September 25, 2015
640 Toronto

PHEMI locks down big data with Zero-Trust tech
September 24, 2015
IT World Canada, external link (Article)

CityNews investigation: Prison cellphone surveillance may have hit nearby homes
September 23, 2015
CityNews, external link (TV)

How new data-collection technology might change office culture

While privacy must always be respected in the workplace, the expectation of privacy in the workplace between an employer and employee differs from that outside of the workplace, in which no performance-related expectations exist.
September 14, 2015
CBC News, external link (Article)

Request for interview from CBC's Metro Morning on kids websites collecting personal information
September 4, 2015

Request for interview and statement from CityNews on possible misuse of client phone number by delivery driver
September 3, 2015

Avid Life Media claims 'hundreds of thousands' of users still signing up for Ashley Madison
August 31, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Police Chief's desire access to Internet Subscriber data without a warrant
August 27, 2015
CHCH Hamilton, external link (TV)

5 Ways to Earn Trust in Business
August 25, 2015
PDF file24 Hours Toronto (Print)

Somebody' watching: Telematics for cars pits insurers against privacy advocates
August 25, 2015
Financial Post, external link (Print)

Encryption Systems: Are Customer's Privacy Safe from Data Miners?
August 24, 2015
Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery (Print)

Ashley Madison data dump blunts blackmail danger, ex-CSIS agent says
August 24, 2015
Global News, external link (Print)

The Devil is in the Details: How Patients' Mental Health Data is at Risk
August 21, 2015
The Intercept, external link (Print)

Hackers post data from Ashley Madison cheating site
August 21, 2015
Channel News Asia, external link (Video)

Ashley Madison data breach may undermine privacy for everyone
August 20, 2015
CBC News, external link (article)

Update: A victory against suicide profiling
August 20, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Border Privacy
August 18, 2015
CBC Toronto -  Metro Morning, external link (radio)

A better balance on suicide calls and border crossings: Editorial
August 18, 2015
The Toronto Star, external link (print)

Toronto police curb disclosure of suicide attemps to U.S. border police
August 17, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (print)

Toronto woman's webcam hacked while watching Netflix
August 10, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Demand protection of your privacy
July 25, 2015
Toronto Sun, external link (Op-Ed)

RCMP tightens secrecy in identifying victims of crime, accidents
July 16, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (print)

David Cameron, listen to technologists on surveillance not your policy wonks, urges privacy guru
July 16, 2015
computing.co.uk, external link (article)

Govt. prosecutes health workers for snooping into Rob Ford’s medical records
July 8, 2015
CP24, external link (TV)

Former privacy commissioner on medical records
June 11, 2015
CP24, external link (TV)

Hospital Privacy
June 11, 2015
CBC Radio - Metro Morning, external link (radio)

Interview with privacy expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian
June 8, 2015
Varonis, external link (article)

Biometric screening under scrutiny over privacy concerns
June 4, 2015
CTV News, external link (TV)

Some visitors to Canada will have to agree to Biometric screening
June 4, 2015
CHCH, external link (TV)

Harper announces funding boost for Canada's spy agency
June 4, 2015
CityNews, external link (TV)

Ex-privacy commissioner pans Bell's ill-fated ad tracking program
June 2, 2015
Financial Post, external link (print)

Telus shows how big data and privacy can work together
June 2, 2015
IT World Canada, external link (article)

Why privacy must be baked into the Internet of Things
May 30, 2015
The Globe and Mail, external link (Op-Ed)

New background check restrictions put a twist in privacy watchdog’s case against police
May 28, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (print)

Is enough being done to stop your health information from going public?
May 16, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (print)

CPA Canada publication guides SMEs on privacy and data security issues
May 14, 2015
Yahoo! Finance, external link (article)

Privacy commissioner embarking on review of how it deals with PHIPA complaints
May 4, 2015
CanadianLawyerMag, external link (article)

Privacy by Design: The competitive edge big business misses.
April 13, 2015
The Globe and Mail, external link (print)

Toronto public school principal allegedly spied on by staff for months
April 13, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Exploring your rights when strangers take your picture in public
April 8, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Bell - Relevant Advertising Program and Commissioner Therrien's report
April 8, 2015
AM 570 News, external link (radio)

Homicide Victims: To name or not to name?
April 6, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (print)

CBC Toronto - Local News Story about Rob Ford privacy breach
March 25, 2015
CBC Toronto, external link (Starts at 5:00) (TV)

Privacy commissioner calls for prosecution over Rob Ford privacy breach
March 25, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (print)

Ontario Today - Employer Credit Checks
March 18, 2015
audio fileCBC Radio, external link (Starts at 29:00) (radio)

Tentazioni anti-privacy della Ue
March 15, 2015
il Sole 24, external link (Italian) (article)

Canada's border agent requests smartphone password, debate ensues
March 13, 2015
CBC Radio - The Current (Starts at 6:00), external link (radio)

Ontario government under fire over inaction on health privacy law
March 5, 2015
Toronto Star, external link (print)

‘Personal reasons’ excuse for Toronto tunnel spawns online satire
March 2, 2015
Global News, external link (TV)

Toronto mystery tunnel actually a "man cave"

Dr. Cavoukian interviewed after revelation that the tunnel found near York University was dug for "personal reasons".
March 2, 2015
City News, external link (TV)

'Clear' rules needed as law enforcement agencies test body-worn cameras
March 1, 2015
CTV News, external link (TV)

Samsung Smart TVs

Controversial provisions in the privacy policy for Samsung's smart TVs raised the ire of consumers and privacy advocates alike.
February 9, 2015
Gigaom, external link (article)

February 10, 2015

February 11, 2015

February 15, 2015
The Ryersonian, external link (print)

February 16, 2015
CBC News, external link (article)

March 3, 2015

  • Accessible Media Inc.  (audio)
  • How Mobile Technology Is Changing Canadian Health Care

February 2, 2015

  • Coverage of the recent 11th annual Mobile Healthcare Summit at which Dr. Cavoukian gave a keynote address.
  • Huffington Post , external link (article)
  • New anti-terror moves

January 30, 2015

  • Dr. Cavoukian is interviewed after the government's tabling of Bill C-51, which gives additional powers to CSIS to thwart terrorism. 
  • CBC News - Power and Politics, external link (TV)
  • Anti-abortion activist snooped into 414 abortion files

January 21, 2015

  • Acting Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish pushes for stronger reporting requirements for hospitals amid revelation that an anti-abortion activist inapprorpriately access patient's abortion record. Dr. Cavoukian quoted.
  • Toronto Star, external link (print)
  • Never reported: Torontonian uses big data and privacy expertise to create anonymous index of sexual assault

January 14, 2015

  • Rape survivor Lauren Reid pushes for a national, anonymous, user-controlled and self-reported database on sexual assault. Dr. Cavoukian quoted.
  • National Post, external link (print)
  • Interview: Privacy guru Ann Cavoukian
  • Dr. Cavoukian sat down for an interview with Howard Solomon

January 12, 2015

  • IT WORLD CANADA, external link (article)
  • What a messy desk says about you
  • Minna Rhea Interviews Dr. Cavoukian on national Clear Your Desk Day about desk clutter

January 12, 2015

Global TV, external link (TV)

R. v. Fearon

The Supreme Court of Canada released a split 4-3 decision in R. v. Fearon. They ruled that in a search incident to an arrest that there were circumstances under which police could search a suspect's cell phone without obtaining a warrant. 

December 11, 2014

CTV Interview with Katie Simpson, external link (TV)

Power Play, external link with Don Martin (TV)

RCMP accidentally sent woman’s assault complaint to media

Blamed on an alleged autofill error, a sexual assault complaint submitted by a woman to a general RCMP email box was accidently forwarded to a Toronto Star reporter. 

December 3, 2014

Toronto Star, external link (print)

Maclean's - 2014 Power List

Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, has been selected one of Maclean’s Top 50 Most Powerful Canadians, external link of 2014, recognizing her reputation as an international expert on privacy and her groundbreaking work on Privacy by Design. Dr. Cavoukian was deeply touched: “I am truly honoured and very grateful for the recognition. But most of all, I am delighted that it raises the vital importance of privacy and gives it the attention it deserves.” This is Dr. Cavoukian’s second inclusion on a Power list this year, after having been selected for the Canadian Business Power 50, external link in August.

November 19, 2014 (print)

Keep your shoes on and your laptop in your bag: the future of airport security

Dr. Cavoukian was interviewed about privacy concerns on the use of biometrics and other emerging trends in Airport Security.

November 8th, 2014

Financial Post, external link (print)

'Technocreep' author says new technologies have been invading our privacy like never before

In a segment on the CBC Radio program The Current. Dr. Cavoukian was asked to speak about Thomas Keenan's new book ‘Technocreep'

November 6, 2014

CBC Radio, external link (radio)

Jack Layton's hospital records were also accessed, Chow says

Dr. Cavoukian was quoted after an interview with the Globe and Mail after revelations that Jack Layton's medical records had also been accessed inappropriately emerged.

Oct 17, 2014

The Globe and Mail, external link (print)

Former privacy watchdog calls for stronger systems to protect health records

Dr. Cavoukian was interviewed by Global News is the wake of the revelation that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's medical records had been inappropriately accessed.

October 17, 2014

Global News, external link (TV)

Jack Layton's hospital records were also accessed, Chow says

In the wake of the revelation that Rob Ford's medical records were improperly accessed, the Globe and Mail broke the news that the late Jack Layton, former leader of the NDP had also had his medical records breached.

October 17, 2014

The Globe and Mail, external link (print)

Mayor Rob Ford's privacy breached, hospital says

Mount Sinai hospital reported that staff had breached the privacy of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford when they accessed his medical records innapropriately.

October 16, 2014

Toronto Star, external link (print)

Canadian Business Magazine - Power 50 Issue

August 25, 2014

Dr. Cavoukian ranked #25 on the Canadian Business Power 50.

Canadian Business, external link (article)

Celebrities hacked: How to protect your privacy

September 2, 2014
In the wake of the celebrity phone hacking scandal, Dr. Cavoukian was invited to speak about online security on BNN.

Business News Network, external link (TV)

How to keep your data secure in the cloud

September 2, 2014
Some concrete tips on protecting your online security in the wake of the celebrity phone hacking scandal.

Toronto Star, external link (print)

Is Privacy Dead? No!

September 4, 2014
A wide ranging interview with Adrienne Batra talking about security concerns in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, privacy concerns over the rise of Smart Televisions and government security breaches.

Sun News Network, external link (TV)

Here a Drone, There a Drone

September 22, 2014
A fascinating panel discussion moderated by Steve Paikin examining the growing role of drones in society and the concerns over their use.

TVO, external link (TV)

Police Body Cameras

September 24, 2014
An interview with Matt Galloway about the Toronto Police Service’s newly announced pilot project outfitting frontline officers with body cameras.

CBC Metro Morning, external link (radio)

Preserving Your Privacy Online

September 25, 2014
An interview with Adrienne Batra and including Nandini Jolly the CEO of Cryptomill. A discussion of Vanishh, Cryptomill’s most recent product which allows for the secure delivery of email which can only be read once.

Sun News, external link (TV)

Why 'Privacy By Design' Is The New Corporate Hotness

July 28, 2011

Forbes, external link (print)