Privacy watchdog investigates PHAC's use of Canadians' cellphone location data

  • Publicado el 12 ene 2022
  • Privacy concerns are being raised about the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) buying the location data of Canadian cellphone users. The agency said it wanted to analyze the movement of people during the pandemic.

    The information gathered was "de-identified," meaning no data could be linked to individual Canadians' movements. Although privacy experts say the method is not bulletproof.

    As Mike Le Couteur reports, there are questions about how that data is collected and whether Canadians even knew about it.

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Comentarios • 120

  • Frank Drebben
    Frank Drebben Hace 8 días +78

    Yet another conspiracy theory becomes fact.

    • Ska Sc
      Ska Sc Hace 8 días +1

      Edward Snowden?

    • Life's Design
      Life's Design Hace 8 días +4

      Just like the Damages of 5G giving off so much Radiation Humanity will be cooking itself to death and Cancer will increase exponentially once it's implemented where I live. Of course this too is supposedly Conspiracy Theory , I need to remove my tin foil hat.

  • Jarrod
    Jarrod Hace 8 días +49

    The public needs as much honest coverage as possible on exactly how our data is being used and by whom.

  • curtis herbert
    curtis herbert Hace 7 días +24

    The government needs to be held accountable.

    • KryssysKingdom
      KryssysKingdom Hace 6 días +3

      Yes they do.. for this and for all their violations over the past two years

  • #02588 #02588
    #02588 #02588 Hace 8 días +17

    All social platforms need to be declared public utilities .

  • Symantha
    Symantha Hace 8 días +28

    "de-identified" is a myth. ask anyone in the field. it's trivial to be "re-identified" through other vectors.

  • Just Another Manic Gamer
    Just Another Manic Gamer Hace 8 días +29

    Maybe carrier should be paying us. 😬

    • Sleeping Dog
      Sleeping Dog Hace 8 días +5

      Not a bad idea! They want it so bad they'll pay.

  • Mike D.
    Mike D. Hace 8 días +25

    What does the "privacy watchdog" have to say about vaccine passports?

    • 12345678hgjghjvg
      12345678hgjghjvg Hace 6 días

      ​@Nick it is for our safety :) love the science/health cult. what a great improvement from dark age

    • Nick
      Nick Hace 6 días +3

      @12345678hgjghjvg lol - your rights evaporate whenever a crisis emerges? What a great system of government.

    • 12345678hgjghjvg
      12345678hgjghjvg Hace 8 días

      your medical history is not a privacy during only case number pandemic. so this si not their job

    • Maya
      Maya Hace 8 días +7

      Haha good one!

  • Sunday Runday
    Sunday Runday Hace 6 días +16

    Wondering now how many of those “compliant” Canadians, who are putting all blame on the unvaccinated, actually travelled and gathered when they were urged to stay home.

    • Leroi LaPue
      Leroi LaPue Hace 6 días +6

      people think they will be ok because they "follow the rules" but fail to understand the rules change all the time and everyone is a target

  • KryssysKingdom
    KryssysKingdom Hace 6 días +8

    This was completely illegal. Time for all the violators to be held accountable for all their dirty misdeeds against the laws that govern our rights and freedoms. International Courts sounds like the solution and for all of them.

  • Kelsey Johnson
    Kelsey Johnson Hace 8 días +15

    You get what vote for people. Is this how we want government to spend our tax money?

  • Michael Private
    Michael Private Hace 6 días +9

    All the PHAC executives should be fired, along with the cellular company heads

  • tammy krzyski
    tammy krzyski Hace 7 días +8

    We’re not allowed to have conversations in Canada anymore.

  • steve harrigan
    steve harrigan Hace 8 días +8

    I have never owned a cell phone. No tattoos. Obviously, this is not my real name.

  • Rhonda Columbos
    Rhonda Columbos Hace 8 días +8

    Pretty scary stuff! There is more than meets the eye!

  • majun26
    majun26 Hace 8 días +5

    Location data can't be "de-identified"

  • Larry Miller
    Larry Miller Hace 6 días +5

    Our entire government needs to be flipped upside Down…starting with Tam!!!

  • Henry Kung
    Henry Kung Hace 8 días +2

    De identified things can be so easy you just replace PII with random values. And it would be 100% impossible to re identify.

  • rucy addm
    rucy addm Hace 8 días +10

    this is just the beginning of Social Credit System

  • Justin Turdo
    Justin Turdo Hace 8 días +30

    Trudeau for prison 2022

  • Liquid Bacon
    Liquid Bacon Hace 7 días +6

    How about we track everything politicians do and say and give that to the public.

    • Leroi LaPue
      Leroi LaPue Hace 6 días

      wouldn't that be interesting?? I bet we would go back to having no government like it should be real fast!

  • Kajzer Soze
    Kajzer Soze Hace 8 días +8

    Every time I leave my house, I leave my phone at home.(during lock down ) if you are quarantine and have to leave, pay cash ONLY.... They track your financials too.

  • KryssysKingdom
    KryssysKingdom Hace 6 días +15

    Class action maybe? perhaps 33 million other Canadians would like to join 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • KryssysKingdom
      KryssysKingdom Hace 6 días +1

      @David Overland No.. too soon 😂 .. or not soon enough 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • David Overland
      David Overland Hace 6 días +1


  • Joe
    Joe Hace 8 días +26

    Snowden warned us about this. But no one gave a f.

    • Leroi LaPue
      Leroi LaPue Hace 6 días +2

      because people don't understand new technology and just ignore it...all they care about is what's fashionable, the new I-phone junk

  • Jamie Black
    Jamie Black Hace 8 días +5

    Both cost saving and liberating, ask yourself do I need a smart phone or just a burner flip phone or none at all....I never leave the house anyway, anymore....🤔

    • Leroi LaPue
      Leroi LaPue Hace 6 días +3

      We need a revival or real men and women who just live their lives without nanny gov breathing down their necks

  • Lance Nygaard
    Lance Nygaard Hace 3 días

    Time for accountability. Lock them up!!!!!!

  • Flash Gordon
    Flash Gordon Hace 6 días +2

    Leave your cell phone home. We all need to cut the umbilicus to the government.

  • Jason Hall
    Jason Hall Hace 8 días +9

    Health Canada now knows I just flushed my phone down the toilet. This is nutz..

  • justanopinion
    justanopinion Hace 8 días +13

    They know what you did last summer.

  • Omomo
    Omomo Hace 8 días +5

    So they care about this but not about vaccination passports. Ya ok..🤥🤥🤥 3 Pinocchio’s for this.

  • Hoodless
    Hoodless Hace 7 días +2

    Democracy at work people, ain't it great?


    ☝️☝️☝️☝️I gave him a leap of faith and he offered a perfect service. Thank you for keeping to your promise I have full access to my Partner iPhone now


    ☝️☝️☝️☝️I gave him a leap of faith and he offered a perfect service. Thank you for keeping to your promise I have full access to my Partner iPhone now


    ☝️☝️☝️☝️I gave him a leap of faith and he offered a perfect service. Thank you for keeping to your promise I have full access to my Partner iPhone now

  • Mama Lit
    Mama Lit Hace 6 días +3

    Mad yet? Do you see it yet? What’s it going to take my dear brothers and sisters? When’s it enough?

  • Justin S
    Justin S Hace 8 días +4

    Buy a Faraday cage, keep Your mobile device inside unless you're using it

  • ifitscool
    ifitscool Hace 4 días +1

    Nothing will happen cause Canadians are too occupied with their own lives.
    I know, I live here. Moved from toronto after 30 years because of this movement of woke authoritarianism.
    We NEED to take our country back!

  • Tanya Wall
    Tanya Wall Hace 8 días +8

    Sounds like communism to me 😒

  • todd hut
    todd hut Hace 5 días

    These nwo puppets need to be removed and held accountable for their many crimes

  • ransom182
    ransom182 Hace 4 días

    Nationalize the damn telecoms.

  • K C
    K C Hace 6 días

    PHAC influenced by B&MGtes Foundation.

  • blitz
    blitz Hace 8 días +6

    only wife should be able to use this and no one else

  • Boss Bogan
    Boss Bogan Hace 8 días +10

    no mobile phone, no worries! got rid of mine in 2009. the fact that telcos are selling location data is very concerning. what happened to their so called "strict" privacy policies? I wonder who's the worst offender was this time: Bell or Rogers?

    • Katherine 906
      Katherine 906 Hace 5 días +2

      I can’t even get a job without a mobile phone

    • Boss Bogan
      Boss Bogan Hace 6 días

      @Meaghan Comwell simple :) walk :) you cant escape all forms of digital tracking but at least we can make it more difficult.

    • Meaghan Comwell
      Meaghan Comwell Hace 6 días +1

      How new is your vehicle? They're probably tracking you with its GPS.

    • Julie Levesque
      Julie Levesque Hace 7 días +1

      @Roartary Good to know but I am in Canada so I will check with my provider. I think I am on 4G network but will do some research. Even if I am forced to have a Smart Phone...will not have internet on it. I will continue to just use my laptop and never synchronize the 2 devices.

    • alias fakename
      alias fakename Hace 8 días

      @Roartary you're listing American companies, the only one available here is Verizon.

  • Tomato Potato
    Tomato Potato Hace 6 días

    John Mcaffee is laughing.

  • V T
    V T Hace 8 días

    Nothing will come of this

  • Peter Bardy
    Peter Bardy Hace 6 días


  • Snüp-Dio DubbleGee
    Snüp-Dio DubbleGee Hace 6 días +1

    Welp all my location data is being turned off

    • R C
      R C Hace 6 días +1

      Your phone talks to nearby towers even when it's turned off.
      Unless you physically remove the battery it will keep pinging.

  • bfdi
    bfdi Hace 6 días +1

    Krakistan coming to a city near you!!!🤬

  • Makedonac007
    Makedonac007 Hace 7 días +1

    Global whispers you sleep At night....
    PRIVY PRIVY PAID FOR ...g.night

  • Anástasi
    Anástasi Hace 8 días +4

    The harvest has begun! (Matthew 13:30) "... repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 3:1-2) God demands repentance from everyone, for "there is no righteous man on earth who does good and does not sin" (Eccl. 7:20)..."
    “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good,
    not even one.”(Rom. 3:10-12).

    "And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man: they
    ate, drank, married, married, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed everyone.
    Just as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, drank, bought, sold, planted, built; but on the day that Lot left Sodom, a rain of fire and brimstone fell from heaven and destroyed everyone; so it will be on the day when the Son of Man appears. On that day, whoever is on the roof, and his things are in the house, do not go down to take them; and whoever is in the field, also do not turn back. Remember Lotova's wife.
    Whoever saves his soul will destroy it; and whoever destroys it will revive it.
    I tell you: that night there will be two on the same bed: one will take, and the other will remain; two will grind together: one will take, and the other will remain; two will be in the field: one will take, and the other will remain."
    (Luke 17:26-36)

    "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour at which the Son of Man will come."
    (Matthew 25:13)

    10 And he said to me, Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.
    11 Let the unrighteous still do unrighteousness; let the unclean still be defiled; let the righteous still do righteousness, and let the holy one be sanctified still.
    12 Behold, I am coming soon, and my retribution is with me, to reward everyone according to his deeds.
    13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the First and the Last.
    14 Blessed are those who keep his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life and enter the city through the gates.
    15 But outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and adulterers, and murderers, and idolaters, and everyone who loves and does unrighteousness.
    16 I, Jesus, have sent my angel to witness these things to you in the churches. I am the root and descendant of David, the bright and morning star.
    17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say: Come! Let him who is thirsty come, and let him who is willing take the water of life for free.
    18 And I also testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds anything to them, God will put on him the plagues that are written in this book;
    19 And if anyone takes away anything from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his participation in the book of life, and in the holy city, and in what is written in this book.
    20 He who bears witness to this says, "To her, I am coming soon!" Amen. To her, come, Lord Jesus!
    21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with you all. Amen."
    (Revelation of John the Theologian, 22:10-21)

    "If we say that we have no sin- we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)
    "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19)

  • Roartary
    Roartary Hace 8 días +1

    For all who think that they’ll just use a flip phone. Your days are numbered because
    AT&T announced that it will finish shutting down its 3G network by February 2022.
    Verizon announced that will finish shutting down its 3G network by December 31, 2022.
    T-Mobile announced that it will finish shutting down Sprint’s 3G CDMA network by March 31, 2022 and Sprint’s 4G LTE network by June 30, 2022. It also announced it will shut down T-Mobile’s 3G UMTS network by July 1, 2022, but has not yet announced a shutdown date for its 2G network.

  • Gamer Thomi
    Gamer Thomi Hace 7 días +1

    Well im here. I be here..come visit.

  • 12345678hgjghjvg
    12345678hgjghjvg Hace 8 días +4

    everyone claim down. it is for our safety so it is no big deal.

    • Langley Believer
      Langley Believer Hace 2 días

      It has nothing to do with safety. The government just wants data in the future for any " non compliance"

    • Drunky TheClown
      Drunky TheClown Hace 7 días +2


    • Julio Gonzo
      Julio Gonzo Hace 8 días +4

      If they were actually concerned with public safety we wouldn't be in the position we are now

    • George Simon
      George Simon Hace 8 días +10

      Good communist.