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News Summary July 13th 2024
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News Summary July 13th 2024
Your FIPA Access and Privacy News Summary for Saturday, July 13th. Several of the Canadian National, Provincial, and International stories that hit our radar over the past week include:  We have our first third-party contributor to the cast, and get their insights into ATIP being a team sport that requires creativity and repetition.We'll bring you an update on the rogue IT director working at elections BC.Plus, FIPA President Mike Larsen will comment on a cluster of stories that highlight the growing intersection of scammers, weaponized partisan politics and artificial Intelligence.   Support these efforts by subscribing or donating.   Send comments to FIPAOnline @ fipa.bc.ca     Our Contributors:   Writing: Shaun FiskProduction: Patrick FarnsworthMusic: Breakmaster CylinderNews stories sourced through Canadian Press NewsPro and Feedly   Show Links: Exclusive: National Indigenous Tourism to cut funding for provincial groups Matteo Cimellaro - Canada’s National ObserverForeign Visitors want to exerience indigenous tourism, but federal supports lacking. NRA's ex-CFO agreed to 10-year not-for-profit ban, still owes $2M for role in lavish spending schemeATCO Electric fined $3 million for unearned rate increases, overstating its costs'Rushed passage of Bill C-70: an urgent wake-up callElections BC IT director on leave after court ruling on Saanich privacy breach Thompson Star Journal ArticleVIC News - Former IT manager loses B.C. court battle over stolen filesCBC - Former IT manager loses B.C. court battle over stolen files Ticketmaster says data security incident may affect users' personal informationMicrosoft quits OpenAI board seat as antitrust scrutiny of artificial intelligence pacts intensifiesSamsung brings tech's latest fashion to wearable technology with AI twists in new watch and ring'Tip of the iceberg': AI deepfakes on the rise in Alberta as police warn parents to stay vigilantScammers are swiping billions from Americans every year. Worse, most crooks are getting away with itPolitical ads on social media rife with misinformation and scams, new research finds
News Summary July 6th 2024
Jul 6 2024
News Summary July 6th 2024
Your FIPA Access and Privacy News Summary for Saturday July 6th. Several of the Canadian National, Provincial, and International stories that hit our radar over the past week include:  A former BC IT branch manager breached privacy regulations to help his son with neighbour disputes.Access to Information sheds light on big oil influencing and coopting political parties and Governments. Helpful news to help keep people’s passwords safe.  Support these efforts by subscribing or donating.   Send comments to FIPAOnline @ fipa.bc.ca   Our Contributors   Writing: Shaun Fisk  Production: Patrick Farnsworth  Music: Breakmaster Cylinder  News stories sourced through Canadian Press NewsPro and Feedly  Show Links  Former IT manager loses B.C. court battle over stolen files  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/former-it-manager-supreme-court-1.7246201 https://www.bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/24/10/2024BCSC1077.htm  As fall elections loom, are fears for the state of democracy in Canada justified? Brazil data regulator bans Meta from mining data to train AI models European Union accuses Facebook owner Meta of breaking digital rules with paid ad-free option European Union's competition boss signals fresh AI scrutiny for Microsoft-OpenAI deal and Google AI is learning from what you said on Reddit, Stack Overflow or Facebook. Are you OK with that? UN adopts Chinese resolution with US support on closing the gap in access to artificial intelligence As police increasingly use facial recognition technology, calls grow for regulations Inside a former TC Energy exec’s claim he got pro-pipeline messaging ‘stuck on government letterhead’  https://thenarwhal.ca/tag/tc-energy/ https://thenarwhal.ca/  'Foreign visitors want to experience Indigenous tourism, but federal supports lacking: internal documents https://www.nationalobserver.com/2024/07/03/news/indigenous-tourism-federal-supports-lacking  https://www.nationalobserver.com/about  Ontario alone in locking down inmates due to staff shortages: lawsuits One Tech Tip: What to do when you have too many passwords to remember
News Summary June 29th 2024
Jun 29 2024
News Summary June 29th 2024
Your FIPA Access and Privacy News Summary for Saturday June 29th. Several of the Canadian National, Provincial, and International stories that hit our radar over the past week include:  The Saskatchewan government refuses to listen to their independent appointed Privacy commissioner’s suggestions that they should release documents. The supreme court has ruled against unreasonable search and seizure of teachers in the workplace. Police Officers in Seattle who attended the January 6th riots and insurrection seek to remain private.  Support these efforts by subscribing or donating.   Send comments to FIPAOnline @ fipa.bc.ca   (Link mailto:fipaonline@fipa.bc.ca Re News Summary June 15th 2024)    Our Contributors   Writing: Shaun Fisk  Production: Patrick Farnsworth  Music: Breakmaster Cylinder  News stories sourced through Canadian Press NewsPro and Feedly  Show Links  Saskatchewan ignoring requests from privacy commissioner to release documents: report  Mandryk: FOIP one of many reasons for the Moe government to apologize Saskatchewan ignored 84 requests to release documents: privacy commissioner  UN launches global principles to combat online hate and demands big tech take action now Facial recognition startup Clearview AI settles privacy suit  Joint investigation of Clearview AI, Inc. by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec, the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, and the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta  Spy watchdog raps RCMP over application of protocol to avoid complicity in torture Demo shows use of drones by RCMP in rural, Indigenous communities  Rocky Mountain Outlook  National security adviser defends cabinet confidence in foreign meddling probe Ontario public school teachers are protected from unreasonable searches: top court Car dealerships in North America revert to pens and paper after cyberattacks on software provider Parts of Washington state parental rights law criticized as a ‘forced outing’ placed on hold Washington high court to decide if Seattle officers who attended Jan. 6 rally can remain anonymous
News Summary June 22nd 2024
Jun 22 2024
News Summary June 22nd 2024
Your FIPA Access and Privacy News Summary for Saturday June 22nd.   Several of the Canadian national, provincial, and international stories that hit our radar over the past week including:  a court case highlighting political parties misusing your personal information. troubling stories that intersect LGBTQ, Gender, and Reproductive rights along with data breaches and the misuse of personal information south of the border. plus we hear from FIPA President Mike Larsen about the latest example showing how political parties keep and use secret files on you and the importance of the Local Journalism Initiative.   Support these efforts by subscribing or donating.   Send comments to FIPAOnline @ fipa.bc.ca   Our Contributors   Writing: Shaun Fisk  Production: Patrick Farnsworth  Music: Breakmaster Cylinder  News stories sourced through Canadian Press NewsPro and Feedly  Show Links  Tories appeal to Jewish community ahead of byelection, allege 'betrayal' by Trudeau  Tory pamphlets courting Jewish voters anger Grits (2009) Federal parties appeal court order to follow stricter voter data rules (Pay wall)  B.C. premier urges PM to provide foreign interference information to protect province Florida medical marijuana patients get an unexpected email praising DeSantis Vermont governor vetoes data privacy bill, saying state would be most hostile to businesses Federal Trade Commission refers complaint about TikTok's adherence to child privacy law to the DOJ Texas doctor charged with taking private patient information on transgender care The anti-abortion movement is making a big play to thwart citizen initiatives on reproductive rights Myanmar's embattled military government cracks down on free flow of news by blocking VPNs Education, awareness key when talking about elder abuse  Thunder Bay Newswatch   Voice-changing AI used in Norfolk emergency scam, police say  The Hamilton Spectator  'Napanee Council openly discusses January cyberattack for first time  The Kingstonist  Controversial ‘energy war room’ shut down: money and mandate to go elsewhere  Shootin the Breeze
News Summary June 15th 2024
Jun 15 2024
News Summary June 15th 2024
Your FIPA Access and Privacy News Summary for Saturday June 15th 2024.   We’ll be bringing you several of the Canadian national, provincial, and international stories that hit our radar over the past week including:  efforts by international regulators to investigate a data breach that may impact your DNA information.    FIPA President Mike Larsen will join us with his insights into your privacy as AI moves onto mobile devices. We’ll look at two FIPA reviews of BC court cases that impact access and personal information.  And we’ll point to an important reminder about reconciliation in archival and information management.   Support these efforts by subscribing or donating.   Send comments to FIPAOnline @ fipa.bc.ca    Our Contributors   Writing: Shaun Fisk  Production: Patrick Farnsworth  Music: Breakmaster Cylinder  News stories sourced through Canadian Press NewsPro and Feedly  Show Links  Canada, U.K. privacy officials launch joint investigation into 23andMe data breach Newfoundland woman was 'living in fear' in a for-profit shelter. She was killed there 'Supreme Court partly allows appeal by media over Quebec 'secret trial' Quebec police arrest three in $9-million fraud, data theft case involving Desjardins Canada's largest school board says systems operational after cyberattack Alberta’s energy 'war room,' known for Bigfoot movie feud, getting brought in-house Watchdog investigates UAW president Shawn Fain, accuses union of being uncooperative North Carolina lawmakers approve mask bill that allows health exemption after pushback Mississippi is the latest state sued by tech group over age verification on websites Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids California lawmakers fast-track bill that would require online sellers to verify their identity Key new features coming to Apple's iOS 18 this fall Apple leaps into AI with an array of upcoming iPhone features and a ChatGPT deal to smarten up 'MCFD v. OIPC, IndigiNews 2024 BCCA 190   BC Court Ruling a Step Toward Privacy Accountability for Federal Political Parties 7 Insights for OCAP-Friendly Information Governance and Data Management Practices