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Improving Youth Mental Health — and Protecting Canada’s Democracy involves Youth Digital Citizenship Education
The new civics education involves explaining to young people -and many adults- how digital tech has been designed- free of legal constraints or care for individual protection. The risk, if they’re used without guidance, , is to fall prey to privacy & security violations, cyberbullying, digital addiction, depression and disinformation and bias in the case of AI.
Practice good digital hygiene. KNow how to surf the web without being surveilled by Google, Facebook & other Surveillance Tech.
Our small organisation planned an open, free event called Tech: Surveillance by Design ? in January 2021, as a way to raise awareness on the pernicious design patterns in the everyday Tech tools we use, whether at work or at home. These design patterns include surveillance of our actions without consent. That presents dangers to our democratic rights. As consumers, whether professionals or...
If you’re conscious about preserving your information from prying eyes or avid data resellers, you’re looking for ways other than the cookie opt-out to determine whether a site you’re visiting is secure and private. In other words, just like you look both ways before crossing the street, you should check a site’s privacy and security practices before continuing. Security and privacy are two sides of the same coin that help to protect you.
While governments scrambled to get ahead of the Coronavirus, their plea for solutions to automate the labored manual contact tracing practices has ignited a slew of technologies. When Google and Apple announced earlier this year they would join forces to enable an exposure notification API so app designers could build contact tracing solutions across both mobile networks, the response from the tech community was swift.
Initially, as Wired
Sure, you want to do the right thing as an entrepreneur, small business owner, or IT manager in order to offer your clients privacy and security in your small to medium entreprise. But it seems such a complex mix of legal and technical issues. Where to start implementing data privacy? The foundational principles were laid out in 2011 by Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D, a former three-term Information &...
Privacy and security are critical to the design, installation, and operational requirements of physical and cyber systems. Over the last ~15 years, security and cybersecurity have moved from being a begrudgingly funded expense line item to a key resiliency issue for the C-Suite and boards. The same story is evolving around privacy. Privacy has moved from being a legal and compliance issue that...
From digital marketing to digital citizenship
Canada Research Chair on Youth
Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert