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Why Autonomous Vehicle Providers Should Consider Their Stance on Privacy

Posted in Connected Cars, Privacy

Autonomous vehicles are coming fast. It is now believed that autonomous vehicles will be widely available to consumers by 2020. Many futurists predict that one day owning and driving a car will be a hobby, much like horseback riding, and that most consumers will simply press a button on their mobile devices to have a… → Read More

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Connected Cars Released

Posted in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Standards, Telematics

It has been predicted that by 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road with connected capabilities; Tesla founder Elon Musk is even more aggressive, predicting fully autonomous vehicles on the roads within two years.  However, some of the most significant concerns with connected vehicles are cybersecurity and privacy protection. These… → Read More

Privacy Commissioner Targets IoT Health Devices in Sweep

Posted in Big Data, Internet of Things, Privacy, Telematics, Wearables

What rumours is your fitness tracker spreading about you?  In its latest Internet of Things themed sweep, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada reviews what personal information is being collected about Canadians by “smart” health and fitness devices. Many of us will remember Time Magazine’s audaciously titled September 2013 issue, which splashed the… → Read More

U.S. Automakers Take the Wheel on Cybersecurity – But Can Canadian Manufacturers Hitch a Ride?

Posted in Cybersecurity, Telematics

This summer, U.S. automakers pledged to ramp up motor vehicle cyber protection measures by launching a new centre for cybersecurity intelligence and analysis. This initiative, dubbed the Auto Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (Auto ISAC, one of a number of industry ISACs that have formed in recent months), is intended to function as a clearinghouse… → Read More

Car Infotainment Systems, Fitness Trackers the Focus of Forthcoming Privacy Studies

Posted in Privacy, Telematics, Wearables

This week the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) announced $440,000 in funding for nine new privacy research projects that will explore emerging and evolving privacy issues. The OPC’s choice of projects telegraphs its areas of interest and can signal future areas of increased activity for the OPC. The resulting research reports often set benchmark privacy expectations for  these… → Read More