Trudeau government to usher in new privacy legislation

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian PressMon Nov 16 2020 18:10:06 OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is poised to introduce legislation aimed at better safeguarding the privacy of Canadians in the digital era. The bill, to be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, would be a step toward realizing commitments set out in the mandate […]

Google mobility data suggests Sweden “socially distanced” less than other countries

By Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute 10/19/2020 As is often pointed out by pro-lockdown publications like the New York Times, Sweden has experienced covid-19 deaths at a rate above that of some of its neighbours that imposed relatively strict lockdowns, such as Denmark. What is rarely mentioned, however, is that Sweden’s deaths per million are also […]

Canadian class-action suit against Facebook alleges misuse of personal information

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Wed Oct 28 2020 04:00 OTTAWA — Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes. The proposed class−action lawsuit filed by Calgary residents Saul Benary and Karma Holoboff asks the Federal Court […]