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What businesses can learn from Heartbleed

Much has been written about Heartbleed and the speed at which various companies have reacted to it. Notably, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) closed their online portal for some time and lost hundreds of Social Insurance Numbers. It was also revealed that the NSA has been using the bug for over two years to get […]

 

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Online services for federal not-for-profit corporations

Corporations Canada has introduced a number of new online services for federal corporations, including those incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. Not-for-profit organizations may…

 

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Can customers be encouraged to read privacy policies?

When was the last time you read a privacy policy? I use dozens of online services—email, social networking, data storage, banking, photos, shopping, etc.—and I’ve only skimmed a couple. What does this mean for the companies that offer these services? Can they reasonably say that they have informed their users of the content of their policies, if most users simply click “Okay” without bothering to read the things?

 

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