Experts Corner: Privacy & Access Q&A with Steve Anderson

September 25th, 2015

What is the biggest issue in privacy facing Canadians today? The biggest privacy issue facing Canadians today is the mass collection and sharing of their data, without their knowledge. We are living in the digital information age, which has immense benefits for us. Information is readily available at our fingertips, and we can communicate with […]

Steve Anderson - Founder and Executive Director of

Steve Anderson is the founder and Executive Director of Steve is an open Internet advocate and commentator. His writing has appeared in numerous local and national print and online publications such as The Tyee, the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and the National Post. Steve is a contributing author of the CCPA book The Internet […]

Privacy and Voting

September 5th, 2015

Arguably the two most important rights in a liberal democracy are the right to privacy and the right to vote. When these two concepts are combined, the right to a secret ballot becomes the strongest underpinning of our democratic system. Certainly nobody in Canada would argue that the secret ballot should be compromised. But what […]

Dimitri Pantazopoulos - Partner, Maple Leaf Strategies

Dimitri has spent his career in politics and public policy, providing communications and strategic advice based on sound public opinion research. Dimitri provided public opinion research and managed direct voter contact for the 2013 BC Liberal election campaign and received national accolades as the only pollster to accurately predict the outcome of the provincial election. […]

The Future of Privacy

July 21st, 2015

In 1965, futurist Alvin Toffler coined the term “future shock,” which he defined as the “the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future.” Fifty years later, future shock is a reality for a great many of us, thanks to our fast-paced digital society. Today massive privacy breaches make headlines on an […]

Elizabeth Denham - Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Since her appointment as British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in May 2010, Elizabeth Denham has raised the profile of information rights, promoted transparency in government and adopted a proactive approach to the enforcement of access and privacy laws in B.C. Promoting privacy rights is her top priority. Commissioner Denham has led investigations into several high-profile […]