Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Research Project Results

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently published a compendium of results from research projects it has funded:
"From tapping our smart phones to transfer funds, to swiping an access card to gain entry to our office, technology is seamlessly and ubiquitously woven into our everyday tasks."

"And for these technological advances to make our lives a little easier, they create and have access to large amounts of data about ourselves – our contacts, our habits, our likes and dislikes."

"How is our information being used to guide decisions about ourselves and the world around us? Do we know how to better protect our privacy in the modern world? What impact does technology have on our privacy?"

"The Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s Contributions Program funds independent cutting-edge privacy research and outreach projects aimed at generating new ideas, approaches and information about privacy in Canada. These projects not only advance the collective knowledge on issues related to privacy and surveillance; they provide real, tangible research results that Canadians can use to make smart decisions about privacy in their own lives."

"The projects highlighted here represent a sample of the innovative and socially relevant independent research the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has supported through its Contributions Program since 2004."
The projects covered topics such as identity theft, parental snooping on their kids' online activities, advice to teens on how to frame their digital portrait, the protection of digital health records, and the protection of genetic information


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:52 pm


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