Author(s): Jim Bronskill
Hacking, snooping and invading are commonplace on the Internet. Your personal information can be seen and shared and your privacy can be violated. Two veteran journalists, authorities on how information is handled in the digital age, have written a definitive guide to minimize your digital footprint, protect your vital information and prevent it from being misused. Jim Bronskill and David McKie argue there are steps each of us can take to keep our important data out of reach while still participating fully in new technologies. They identify the pitfalls we can make and the small moves that will help us avoid them. Their book makes an important contribution in enforcing our right to privacy at a time when governments, special interests and others are trying to watch everything we do. 'Your Right To Privacy' outlines in detail how to keep your information as safe as possible in an age of hacking, sharing and surveillance. This is the definitive guide on how to minimize your digital footprint and protect your privacy in the digital age.
It might be the handiest book to pick up this year, for both professional and personal use. Bronskill and McKie and Self-Counsel Press produced a timely, easy-to-read-and-use book that every security professional (PhySec or InfoSec) should have. Canadian Security Magazine"
Jim Bronskill is a reporter in the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press news agency, specializing in security and intelligence, the RCMP and justice-related issues. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University, where he has been a sessional lecturer since 2003. Jim has considerable experience using information laws to uncover stories. Before joining CP in 2003, he was a reporter with Southam News (now Postmedia News). Jim previously held various positions at CP and has also worked for the Ottawa Citizen, the Owen Sound Sun Times and TVOntario. He has received numerous honours for his reporting, and was part of a Canadian Press team that collaborated with the CBC/Radio-Canada to earn the 2008 Michener Award for their ongoing series on RCMP Taser use. David McKie, teaches data journalism and research methods at Algonquin College, the University of King s College, and Carleton University. David is an award-winning producer with the CBC News Parliamentary bureau. He has used access to information and data mining to tell original stories that have shone a light on areas such as workplace safety, adverse drug reactions, and the RCMP s use of Tasers. David has also co-authored two journalism textbooks, and a citizen s user guide for access to information."