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30.06.16

A Moment of Privacy: Youth and Privacy

In this third video from our series A Moment of Privacy, Matthew Johnson, director of education at MediaSmarts, presents the report Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III.   Young people value their privacy. They care a lot about the image of themselves that people see online. They want to control who can see their photos […]

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16.06.16

Give yourself a moment of privacy

Today, Option consommateurs is releasing the video “The Connected Car”, featuring Philippa Lawson, privacy lawyer. This video is based on a research published by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA). This video is the first of a series of four videos entitled A Moment of Privacy. This series seeks to popularize some of the […]

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16.06.16

Give yourself a moment of privacy

Today, Option consommateurs is releasing the video “The Connected Car”, featuring Philippa Lawson, privacy lawyer. This video is based on a research published by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA). This video is the first of a series of four videos entitled A Moment of Privacy. This series seeks to popularize some of the […]

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05.06.18

Real estate and mortgage brokerage: More generous compensation in case of fraud

Consumers who are victims of fraud in a transaction involving a real estate broker or mortgage broker are now better protected. The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) is pleased to announce the increase of the compensation paid by the Organization’s Real Estate Indemnity Fund (FICI) in case of fraud, fraudulent tactics or […]

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07.07.16

A Moment of Privacy: Monitoring Data

In this fourth video from our series A Moment of Privacy, Heidi Bohaker, associate professor at the University of Toronto, presents the report Seeing Through the Cloud: National Jurisdiction and Location of Data, Servers, and Networks Still Matter in a Digitally Interconnected World.   Many Canadians don’t know that their digital data often ends up stored outside […]

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23.06.16

A Moment of Privacy: Fitness Trackers

In this second video from our series A Moment of Privacy, Andrew Hilts, executive director and research lead at Open Effect, presents the report Every Step You Fake: A Comparative Analysis of Fitness Tracker Privacy and Security.   Canadians are increasingly using electronic devices meant to capture and record the relative levels of a person’s fitness. These […]

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