Resources 2 Protect

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

For Individuals, Mobile Devices

"How your personal information is collected and used by businesses and  by government institutions in Canada is governed by privacy laws. Specifically the Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act."

Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic

"Based at the University of Ottawas Faculty of Law, our team of legal experts and law students works together to advance the public interest on critical law and technology issues including: Privacy, Free Expression, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications Policy, and Data Algorithmic Governance."

"COACH will help walk you through locking down your online identity step-by-step, and give you direct links to tools and websites that will help you secure yourself. While this process is by no means comprehensive, it can serve as a good starting point for a basic digital security and self-defense."

"The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows."

"SSD is a guide to protecting yourself from electronic surveillance for people all over the world. Some aspects of this guide will be useful to people with very little technical knowledge, while others are aimed at an audience with considerable technical expertise and privacy/security trainers."

"At PrivacyTools, we provide services, tools, and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance, and moderate a thriving community of privacy-minded individuals like yourself to discuss and learn about new advances in protecting your online data. This website serves as the centerpiece of our organization, where we research and recommend various software solutions for our community."

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)

Cyber Safe and Sound

"What is cybersecurity? Why is it important to the media arts and the cultural sector as a whole? On this website, you'll find everything you've ever wanted to know about cybersecurity and cybercitizenship. Enjoy!"

" A DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity is a super accessible guide of tools & technologies to protect your well-being online & off. Whether you want a comprehensive security skillset or just want some quick tips to get started, our guide will support you in deciding what's best for -you-. "

" The Data Detox Kits clear suggestions and concrete steps help people harness all aspects of their online lives, making more informed choices and changing their digital habits in ways that suit them. "

"CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web, and general security advice regarding computers and smartphones."

"Many companies use dark pattern techniques to make it difficult to find how to delete your account. JustDeleteMe aims to be a directory of URLs to enable you to easily delete your account from web services."