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Privacy Impact Assessments

Canadian Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) identify potential privacy threats that exist in new or revamped federal government programs or services. The objective of the assessment is to eliminate or reduce privacy or security threats. All federal departments, agencies and institutions are obliged to conduct PIAs for any programs or services that may raise privacy concerns. As part of the process, the department must examine and asses the procedures for protection of personal information throughout the program’s lifecycle (i.e. collection, storage, usage, disclosure and [...]

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COPPA: The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act was passed in 1998 by the FTC to protect the personal information of children. It specifically applies to websites that target children and provides guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information of children under the age of 13 who may not understand the dangers of disclosing personal information on the [...]

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P3P Privacy Policies

The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project, more commonly known as P3P was designed by the World Wide Web Consortium aka W3C in response to the increased use of the Internet for sales transactions and subsequent collection of personal information. P3P is a special protocol that allows a website’s policies to be machine readable, granting web users’ greater control over the use and disclosure of their information while browsing the [...]

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Data Protection Laws Around the Globe

Information Privacy is an International concern. Today, most countries have laws protecting personal data from misuse and destruction. Regulation and enforcement of data protection varies from country to country. However, despite such differences, almost every country uses the same basic privacy concepts and principles– notice, access, consent, data integrity, disclosure and accountability– to develop data protection [...]

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