Canada Dashboard Digest

Commissioner: You Can Outsmart Your Smartphone

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 23, 2010

While enjoying that new smartphone this holiday season, don't forget it does have an impact on your personal information. That's the message being shared by Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, who cautions, "A fully-loaded smartphone is like carrying around a tiny little communications satellite...It's constantly sending and receiving data about your activities and your whereabouts. But where is the data going? What is it saying about you? And what is the effect on your privacy?" The Office of the Privacy Commissioner highlights tips on how to use a smartphone's many features while being aware of apps' varied privacy policies and practices.
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