Author Archives: Lee Rickwood

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About Lee Rickwood

Lee Rickwood covers developments in media and technology with particular interest in how such developments affect our social, political and economic activities and interactions.
Canada Needs a New Privacy Policy

Canada Needs a New Privacy Policy

by Lee Rickwood
Canada’s Annual Privacy Report includes recommendations for legislative reform and other solutions to help Canadians better control how their personal information is collected and used.

Privacy Gets a Workout from Wearable Devices, Health and Fitness Apps

Privacy Gets a Workout from Wearable Devices, Health and Fitness Apps

by Lee Rickwood
New devices will evaluate your sweat with electric signals that measure and detect things like glucose, lactate, sodium and potassium levels, and the capabilities are but a short step away from tracking a user’s emotional as well as physical health.

Copyright Consultations Cause Controversy in Canada

Copyright Consultations Cause Controversy in Canada

by Lee Rickwood
…[W]hile a debate about the copyright fees associated with downloading the latest tune from a successful music icon may seem self-serving if not socially irrelevant, the costs associated with getting a university degree can have much greater significance.