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Internet of Things: Your Roomba May Map Your Home

Your Roomba may have a map of your home, and now companies want to sell that data

By Jan Wolfe | Reuters

The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt.

That data is of the spatial variety: the dimensions of a room as well as distances between sofas, tables, lamps and other home furnishings. To a tech industry eager to push “smart” homes controlled by a variety of Internet-enabled devices, that space is the next frontier.

Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding… Read More

Starting a New Program that collects Personal Information from Canadians?

ATTENTION:

Do you have clients/colleagues/branches in your organizations that will be starting a new program, or revamping an existing one? Have they considered privacy? Here is a way that you can help them navigate the process.

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Starting a New Program that collects Personal Information from Canadians?

ATTENTION:
Are you starting a new program, or revamping an existing one? Have you considered privacy compliance?
NOTE:
If you would like our collateral white paper on PIA’s send us an email: info@privacyinfoagency.comRead More

PIA Checklist for Health Practitioners Subject to Alberta’s Health Information Act

Please forward to health care practitioners and Chiropractors who would benefit from this important information about your EHR compliance responsibilities with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Alberta.

This Checklist is useful for health practitioners in Alberta,… Read More

Important Privacy Impact Assessment information for Senior Program Officers

So, you have clients/colleagues/branches that will be starting a new program, or revamping an existing one? Have they considered privacy? Here is a way that you can help them navigate the process.

As senior program manager or program officer for a federal institution you have just been delegated… Read More

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