One in three anglophone Canadians say that not a single day goes by without checking into their social media feeds. Use of such applications has increased. On top of that, there is growing concern over how much information is being shared online and who may have access to it. Has the government been doing enough to protect Canadians? Is the social media industry being proactive or reactive? Will government institutions such as CSIS and CSES increase their monitoring of users in light of recent events? We will explore the current situation, what the future holds and what social media users can do to protect their information.
This week’s expert guests are:
- Christopher Parsons, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Citizen Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a Principal at Block G Privacy and Security Consulting
- Avner Levin, Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute at Ryerson University, Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and Chair of the Law & Business Department
- Sharon Polsky, President of the Privacy and Access Council of Canada