PIPA – PrivaSecTech https://privasectech.com/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:34:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 What info does Facebook have on me? https://privasectech.com/what-info-does-facebook-have-on-me/ Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:45:08 +0000 http://privasectech.com/?p=191 Continue reading What info does Facebook have on me?]]> After the F8 conference, there is even more concern than before about what personal information Facebook has on an individual. I was sent Facebook’s personal data request form which I was told was created specifically for people in the EU. It made me think that the same request could be made under PIPEDA which is a Canadian law that gives individuals the right to expect the personal information an organization holds about them to be accurate, complete and up-to-date, and what better way to ensure this than to have the data to verify against.

As an aside, for those also in British Columbia, there is PIPA which states you have the right to:

  • request corrections to your personal information
  • request access to your personal information

PIPA provisions that consent must be garnered for collection of personal information; once you receive this data they have on you, did you consent to it? It’s also worth nothing that they give 40 days as a turn around time, but my understanding is under Canadian legislation they must respond within 30 days.

Interested? Fill out the form here, referencing PIPEDA and/or PIPA depending on your jurisdiction.

LinkedIn to approve the closing of your account? https://privasectech.com/linkedin-to-approve-the-closing-of-your-account/ Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:48:58 +0000 http://privasectech.com/?p=167 Continue reading LinkedIn to approve the closing of your account?]]> After writing an article yesterday on how LinkedIn opts your name and photo into social advertising by default, it was brought to my attention today that if you’ve had enough and want to close your account, that is only possible if you have less than 250 followers!

A few hours ago, snookca said on twitter, “Apparently, when you try closing your LinkedIn account, if you have more than 250 connections, a representative has to contact you.” 

He included a couple of screen captures that demonstrate his experience:

LinkedIn close account info

as well as:

LinkedIn customer support message

The cloud is still a bad idea… keep your user’s personal information off US soil at all costs. https://privasectech.com/the-cloud-is-still-a-bad-idea-keep-your-data-off-us-soil-at-all-costs/ Mon, 04 Jul 2011 22:47:39 +0000 http://privasectech.com/?p=142 Continue reading The cloud is still a bad idea… keep your user’s personal information off US soil at all costs.]]> There’s an article in the register today highlighting that American organizations are all bound by the US Patriot act, which essentially allows the US government access to any data it asks for. In this case, it’s Microsoft pro-actively disclosing this to be the truth. This is why if you want to protect the personal information of your users, or citizens, you have to do whatever you can to keep it off US soil and away from access by Americans. Canada is a great place to store this information, as we have the almost opposite legislation called PIPEDA. We also have privacy regulators called privacy commissioners both provincially as well as federally. Mind you, the current Canadian government tried to pass through a Canadian version of the patriot act last year as a minority government, and they now have a majority, so they want to use this chance to implement a more totalitarian regime, we’ll keep you up to date when and if things change!