• Best-Practice Data Transfers for Canadian Companies – III – Vendor Contracts

    PREPARING FOR DATA TRANSFER – CLAUSES FOR VENDOR CONTRACTS A three-part series from KI Design: Part I: Data Outsourcing Part II: Cross-border Data Transfers The following guidelines are best-practice recommendations for ensuring that transferred data is processed in compliance with standard regulatory privacy laws. While a contract creates legal obligations for a Vendor, your company must still […]

  • Best-Practice Data Transfers for Canadian Companies – Part II

    CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS A three-part series from KI Design:  Part I: Data Outsourcing ,  Part III: Preparing for Data Transfer – Clauses for Vendor Contracts When personal information (PI) is moved across federal or provincial boundaries in the course of commercial activity, it’s considered a cross-border data transfer. Transferring data brings risk. As well as increasing […]

  • Best-Practice Data Transfers for Canadian Companies – I – Outsourcing

    DATA OUTSOURCING In our digitally interconnected world, most organizations that handle personal information will transfer it to a third party at some stage of the data life cycle. Your company may send personal information (PI) to an external service provider such as PayPal to process customer payments – that’s a data transfer. Perhaps you hired […]

  • Future of Data

    Infographic representing key issues concerning future of data broken by country. Link to source https://waelhassan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Future-Value-of-Data-World-Map-Infographic-2018-002.pdf

  • Parliament Responds to the Standing Committee’s Report on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

    The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P. extends his gratitude for report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics titled, Privacy by Design: Review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. His response encompasses the following summary. He shows his appreciation for the OPC and other witnesses that supported this study and […]

  • Designing Smart Cities – A Design Thinking Approach

    Privacy, Data Management, and Risk Mitigation While no clear definition or requirements of a “smart city” exist, the general consensus is that it is an innovative development initiative that combines urban planning with creative digital infrastructure. Areas of focus often include reducing traffic congestion, improving sustainable energy use, and making public spaces more accessible and […]

  • Can big Data be wrong – An election post mortem

    Well that’s a good question, everyone is asking today what happened with the elections. Thinking that all that we knew and heard from media outlets was wrong. Big Data is subject to a few simple rules which often get ignored. Subjects (People) involved ought to be connected, i.e. they are feeding data into the machine.  Subjects are […]

  • The Startup’s Guide to Privacy: Turning Privacy into a Competitive Advantage – MaRS Best Practices MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ON

    This is an event announcement. Register Here On January 28, 2016, Canada, along with many countries, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and students around the world, Data Privacy Day highlights the impact that technology is having on our privacy rights and underlines the importance of valuing and protecting personal […]