Monthly Archives: June 2015

XPRIZE creating a three part series about the history of privacy in modern society, and how this idea is becoming outdated

XPRIZE‘s competitions touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like healthcare, oceanography and even space exploration.

The organization is currently designing a competition in the field of cybersecurity. In this three-part series produced by XPRIZE, you’ll hear from some of the giants in the Internet and cyber-security fields as they relate stories of cybercrime becoming a worldwide business, privacy becoming an antiquated idea, the discovery of Stuxnet and real possibility of cyber-warfare.”

For more information, please visit http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/05/23/watch-the-end-of-privacy-if-youve-got-nothing-to-hide-youve-got-nothing-to-live-for/

The Public’s Perspective on How to Address Canada’s Privacy Deficit

OpenMedia has released a crowd-sourced report on ways to address Canada’s growing privacy deficit. Thousands of Canadians contributed to the report, expressing their concerns about “warrantless access to personal information, widespread dragnet surveillance of entire populations, and insufficient oversight and accountability of surveillance activities” in Canada.The Tyee, an independent online news site in British Columbia, has released a series of articles that highlight the findings of this report. The article series is available here: http://thetyee.ca/Series/2015/05/22/Canada-Privacy-Deficit/

A link to OpenMedia’s report Canada’s Privacy Plan: A Crowdsourced Agenda for Tackling Canada’s Privacy Deficit, is available here: https://openmedia.ca/sites/openmedia.ca/files/Final%20-%20Canada’s%20Privacy%20Plan.pdf