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Automated contact tracing is not ready for future pandemics

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

How to implement data privacy in your business ?

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 &...

8 Ways to Think about the Relationship between Security and Privacy

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...

Non Tech Holiday Gift Guide for Kids & Teens

US-based Doctor Delaney Ruston, maker of the Screenagers movies, has these non tech gift ideas for teens and kids. Here's an excerpt and a link to the full article below. Now more than ever, inspiring outdoor play is critical, and here are some gifts to consider in that realm: 1. Pickleball set —  My daughter and I played for the first time a couple of weeks ago and laughed so hard. I...

The 100 + experts worldwide warning about the Digital Crisis

While the world keeps turning, at least 100 journalists, business professionals, authors, professors and informed citizens are pointing at problems with the Tech industry which I call, after the Climate Crisis, the Digital Crisis. I’m just getting started with a few here, starting with the loudest: the Americans, then the Canadians…Europeans will follow. American Books...

Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well

How do you do distance learning right in primary and secondary schools?   This was the topic of an hour and a half long discussion Tech for Good Canada convened with Canadian elearning researchers and educators this Tuesday, June 23 rd, 2020. Given the very mixed record of schooling in most of Canada’s public schools during Covid-19, what is at stake is whole cohorts’ well being and...

Main Authors

Caroline Isautier

From digital marketing to digital citizenship

Kate Tillezcek

Canada Research Chair on Youth

Hessie Jones

Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert

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