Edmonton Journal welcomes new privacy commissioner

Let privacy commissioner be successful

Jill Clayton (Larry Wong, edmontonjournal.com)

Edmonton Journal– If Jill Clayton is as optimistic on her way out of the privacy commissioner’s chair as she was settling into it on Wednesday, there will have been serious changes made in the way Alberta’s government shares information with the public.

Because Clayton’s predecessor Frank Work was discouraged enough by the Ed Stelmach government’s penchant for secrecy, stonewalling and evasion that he blasted the Tories more than once as he left that office last year.  Continue reading

Facebook agrees to address Canada Privacy Commissioner’s concerns

Privacy Commissioner of Canada satisfied that proposed changes to the social networking site’s privacy practices and policies would bring Facebook into compliance with Canadian law.

Assistant privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham and privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart reach agreement with Facebook on privacy (Photo Emily Chung/CBC)

Facebook has agreed to add significant new privacy safeguards and make other changes in response to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s recent investigation into the popular social networking site’s privacy policies and practices.  Continue reading