Introducing the Canada-US Perimeter Security Plan

This article takes a look at the Beyond the Border Plan, a joint action plan between Canada and the United States which focuses on border security and economic development issues. The article examines each of the plan’s four areas of focus: 1) Addressing threats early; 2) Trade and economic growth; 3) Building on existing border enforcement programs; and 4) Emergency and cyber infrastructure. It also looks at some new measures the plan is set to implement, as well as concerns from the privacy [...]

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RFID Technology

In recent years, RFID (radio frequency identification) has caught the attention of privacy watchdogs, civil organizations and the general public. Its ability to identify and track items as well as individuals raises a number of privacy and security concerns, while the potential for integration into numerous contexts has increased with the development of technology. Discussion and integration of RFID in the workplace, retail situations and other environments should be informed by a number of privacy-respecting practices that will be explored in this [...]

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Privacy vs. Security in France - Part 6

French citizens are beginning to weigh sacrificing the privacy held so dearly in the name of security. After listening to a round table forum with several well known French privacy advocates and security researchers, Shal “realized the antagonism between security & privacy was thinking all along that not getting the debate to some extent translated into other languages would be very unfortunate.
The participants tackle the deployment of cameras over Paris, face recognition, RFID usage etc. This is part 6 of the [...]

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Security vs. Privacy in France - Part 5

French citizens are beginning to weigh sacrificing the privacy held so dearly in the name of security. After listening to a round table forum with several well known French privacy advocates and security researchers, Shal “realized the antagonism between security & privacy was thinking all along that not getting the debate to some extent translated into other languages would be very unfortunate.
The participants tackle the deployment of cameras over Paris, face recognition, RFID usage etc. This is part 5 of the [...]

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Security vs. Privacy in France – Part 4

French citizens are beginning to weigh sacrificing the privacy held so dearly in the name of security. After listening to a round table forum with several well known French privacy advocates and security researchers, Shal “realized the antagonism between security & privacy was thinking all along that not getting the debate to some extent translated into other languages would be very unfortunate.
The participants tackle the deployment of cameras over Paris, face recognition, RFID usage etc. This is part 4 of the [...]

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