Behind the Headlines

StatsCan wants your personal financial data

StatsCan wants your personal financial data

On October 26, 2018, news broke that Stats Canada is asking financial institutions across Canada for “individual-level financial transactions data” for 500,000 randomly selected Canadians in order to develop a “new institutional personal information bank.” Data requested

Equifax data breach a 'digital disaster' for consumers

Equifax data breach a 'digital disaster' for consumers

The fallout of the Equifax data breach is going to be felt by companies, individuals and government for years to come.

This digital disaster will cause millions of people significant stress as they are dragged into a near never-ending battle with identity thieves. With a stolen SIN or SSN, thieves could receive government benefits, tax refunds, or bank credit.