In this report, we undertake a preliminary comparative analysis of how different information technologies were mobilized in response to COVID-19 to collect data, the extent to which Canadian laws impeded the response to COVID-19, and the potential consequences of reforming data protection or privacy laws to enable more expansive data collection, use, or disclosure of personal information in future health emergencies.
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Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert has authored a piece in JustSecurity on the FBI’s report on the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). In the article, titled “The DHS/FBI Report on Russian Hacking was a Predictable Failure,” Deibert assesses the report itself, as well as the Obama administration’s response to the hacking, and its public handling.
The trajectories of the U.S. and Chinese governments on cyber security have officially diverged with the May 19 unsealing of an indictment against five Chinese nationals accused of cyber espionage against U.S. companies.
On Friday, 7 June, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert spoke to Matt Galloway of CBC Radio’s Metro Morning show about the NSA spying scandal.
This Social Media CyberWatch looks at various legislative updates to privacy law, as well as other social media tracking activities.
April 10th, 2013
This edition of Social Media CyberWatch looks at new developments in privacy research, legal debates, and online service provider policies and decisions.
Source: Graham Webster, Al Jazeera
Last week, after the Washington Post reported that numerous Washington institutions in and outside government have experienced hacking attributed to China, the Post’s excellent political writer Ezra Klein had an unfortunate foray into commentary on Chinese elite politics.