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The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act offers peoples protection towards their personal information by setting rules and regulations regarding how information is collected used or disclosed The law gives individuals the right to access and request correction of the personal information these organizations may have collected about them No information collected may be used for any purpose a reasonable person deemed not appropriate given the circumstances In May 2010 following an audit request from the Hamburg Data Protection Authority in German Google discovered that they had been recording data from unsecured wireless networks as they drove around collecting street view material with their mobile vehicles On May 31 2010 the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada initiated three complaints against Google Inc pursuant to subsection 112 of the Act having reasonable grounds to believe that the company had collected personal information from payload data originating from unencrypted Canadian Wi-Fi networks The three complaints were as follows Google collected personal information not limited to that which was necessary for purposes identified by the organization 6100-010142 Google collected the personal information of individuals without first identifying and disclosing the purposes for which that personal information was to be collected 6100-010141 Google collected the personal information of individuals without their knowledge and consent 6100-010134Google was found to have breached the act and was ordered to restructure the companys security and training policies regarding privacy As Google handled the situation as best possible and secured the situation They were very fortunate as things could have gone very differentlyWith Facebook or any social media service you would simply adjust your privacy settings according to how you want your public information to appear I would normally block access to my information publicly and share my information with only my friends you can also do this with your photo albums I always keep in mind that once information makes to the online world chances are
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