Cybersafety Sentinel August 2022 Week 1

Claudiu’s Top Post

Breach of trust. Historically, class action lawsuits in Canada don’t have a ghost of a chance of success. That may be why lawyers representing some 1.6 million mobile app users are about to accept Tim Horton’s’ ridiculous offer to delete the personal data the company secretly collected IF the victims accept a drink and a pastry in compensation. Read more

Investigating ArriveCAN App

Canada’s federal privacy watchdog has launched an investigation into the controversial ArriveCAN app following a recent complaint, Global News has learned. In June 2020, a group of federal Conservatives also asked the privacy commissioner to investigate ArriveCAN due to concerns they had about the potential misuse of data. Read more

Cybersecurity Risks with Vehicles

As more electric, automated and connected vehicles hit global roads in the coming years, a new report by Deloitte Canada details how cybersecurity risks could emerge for Canadian drivers. The report identifies an incident last year when 25 automated vehicles that were owned by a transportation company were hacked and remotely accessed. Read more

Meta: Health Data Lawsuit

Meta is facing another lawsuit over its health data privacy practices. The data privacy issues raised in the lawsuit highlighted concerns over third-party vendor relationships and the need to regulate health data privacy practices outside of HIPAA-covered entities. Read more

Tik Tok and Disinformation

TikTok has effectively utilized the effects of the social media revolution to bolster disinformation’s reach while also acting as an outlet for the human face of conflict. Since the pandemic began in March of 2020, the social media outlet TikTok has risen dramatically in popularity, becoming a fixture in the media landscape through a combination of circumstance and innovation. Read more

Scammer Sends Uber

Email scammers sent an Uber to the home of an 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam, in a bid to make sure she went to the bank and wired money to the fraudsters. In this case, the woman figured out she was being scammed before embarking for the bank, but her story is a chilling reminder of how far crooks will go these days to rip people off. Read more