privacy

A Tim Hortons cup is seen inside a Tim Hortons restaurant in Toronto, Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Tim Hortons app collected vast amounts of sensitive data: privacy watchdogs

Users had movements tracked and recorded every few minutes, even when app was not open

 

A man looks at his phone as he walks along the Samsung stand during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, on February 27, 2017. Canadians’ movements, including trips to the liquor store and pharmacy, were tracked via their mobile phones without their knowledge and sent to Ottawa to help it understand travel patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic, a report sent to a committee of MPs shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Emilio Morenatti

Canadians’ trips to liquor stores, pharmacies tracked via phones during pandemic

MPs on the ethics committee expressed surprise at how much detail new report contained

 

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. privacy law applies to federal political parties, commissioner’s office finds

University of Victoria prof says first time independent regulator asserted jurisdiction over parties

 

An internal investigation by AHS revealed 3,224 patients had their electronic health records accessed improperly by two clerical employees in the diagnostic imaging department at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Employees access 3K patients’ records in privacy breach at Red Deer hospital

3,224 patients had their electronic health records accessed improperly

An internal investigation by AHS revealed 3,224 patients had their electronic health records accessed improperly by two clerical employees in the diagnostic imaging department at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Ottawa. Federal privacy legislation introduced today would require companies to get consent from customers through plain language, not a lengthy legal document, before using their personal data. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New privacy bill promises greater control for consumers, stiff fines for companies

New privacy bill promises greater control for consumers, stiff fines for companies

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Ottawa. Federal privacy legislation introduced today would require companies to get consent from customers through plain language, not a lengthy legal document, before using their personal data. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a Minister speak via video conference during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a Minister speak via video conference during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Malls gathered facial images of five million shoppers without consent: watchdogs

Malls gathered facial images of five million shoppers without consent: watchdogs

The Okanagan Landing Tim Hortons outlet on 25th Avenue will re-open for takeout deliveries on Thursday, April 16. (Canadian Press - file photo)

Four Canadian privacy watchdogs launch probe into Tim Hortons app

The B.C. office will be part of the investigation along with its Quebec, Alberta and federal counterparts

The Okanagan Landing Tim Hortons outlet on 25th Avenue will re-open for takeout deliveries on Thursday, April 16. (Canadian Press - file photo)
Time of ‘self-regulation’ is over, privacy czar says in push for stronger laws

Time of ‘self-regulation’ is over, privacy czar says in push for stronger laws

Time of ‘self-regulation’ is over, privacy czar says in push for stronger…

Time of ‘self-regulation’ is over, privacy czar says in push for stronger laws