Archive for November, 2018

French president Macron insists new regulations needed to protect us all from Facebook’s claws

From: The Register

While announcing new pilot project with antisocial network

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Canada Post leaked personal data, orders of thousands of cannabis smokers

Editor’s Note: Shades of Ashley Madison?

From: ZDNet

The rollout of legal weed in Ontario is now beset by potential privacy issues.

By for Zero Day

On Wednesday, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) revealed the security incident on Twitter, saying that an unnamed individual was able to access the order records of 4,500 customers, or roughly two percent of the firm’s customer base.

The compromised information included names or the initials of nominated signatories, postcodes, dates of delivery, OCS reference numbers, Canada Post tracking numbers, and OCS corporate names and business addresses.

New privacy rules will force Canadian companies to disclose data breaches

From: CBC

Experts say rules don’t go far enough

New privacy rules designed to better safeguard the personal data of Canadians and let them know when it has been breached kick in Thursday, but even security experts say they are far from perfect.

The legislation, known as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (or PIPEDA) does a lot of things, but most importantly from a consumer’s perspective, it requires Canadian companies to alert their customers any time their personal information may have fallen into the wrong hands.

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