The Ghost Key Proposal

  • June 16, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The proposal by Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain’s spy agency responsible for signals intelligence (SIGINT), that would silently add a law enforcement participant to digital group chats or calls, has been condemned as posing serious threats to cybersecurity and fundamental…

The Internet Of Bodies

  • May 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The Internet. Then, the Internet of Things (IoT) with interconnected devices like thermostats, refrigerators and motor vehicles. Now, the human body is a technology platform. What, then, is the Internet of Bodies (IoB)? And what privacy and security implications does…

A Lawyer’s Phone And The WhatsApp Attack

  • May 16, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 13, 2019, The Financial Times broke the story that a security flaw in WhatsApp, the messaging application used by 1.5 billion people, was used to exploit the digital communications of iPhone and Android phone users. Security researchers reported…

Face Recognition Technology

  • April 28, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Face recognition technologies use biometrics to map facial features from a photograph or video. The information is then compared with a database of known faces to find a match. The use of these technologies by governments and the private sector…

The Opportunistic Search

  • April 14, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On December 11, 2015, Cst Jonathan Brault of the RCMP stopped a motor vehicle driven by Erick Robert Zolmer on Highway 16 east of Jasper, Alberta. “Are you the owner of that vehicle?” the constable asked. Zolmer said it was…

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