CPR for Thursday, June 19, 2008

Protecting Personal Information: Is the Federal Government Doing
Center For American Progress – Washington,DC,USA
Ann Cavoukian, the Privacy Commissioner for Ontario, has been a global leader in promoting what is called “biometric encryption.

Ninth Circuit Upholds Privacy of Text Messages
EFF – San Francisco,CA,USA
Arch Wireless, holding that “users of text messaging services such as those provided by Arch Wireless have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their text

Student database raises privacy concerns
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
behavior, test scores, course work, career aspirations and — most troubling to privacy advocates — their photographs and off-campus activities.

Ask.com caves to Google’s privacy pressures
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
Ever the publicity hound nipping at Google’s heels, Ask.com has issued an open letter to the public about adding a privacy policy link to its home page.

Call for new privacy law
ZDNet – USA
The Government Accountability Office and privacy experts are calling for a major revamp of the US Privacy Act, which dates from 1974.

Senator: US Gov’t Needs to Better Protect Personal Data
PC World – USA
Updates to a 34-year-old privacy law are needed to better protect personal information held by the US government, some privacy experts said Wednesday.

GAO: Congress should update privacy laws
FCW.com – Falls Church,VA,USA
By Mary Mosquera Congress should consider revising privacy laws to ensure that the sensitive data the government collects and uses is appropriately

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