CPR for Monday, June 30, 2008

CIRA’s ‘whois’ policy a stunning setback for privacy
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
Several years in the making, the new whois policy was to have conformed with national privacy laws by providing individuals with increased privacy
BC privacy office stays police plan
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Ward Perrin, Canwest News ServiceVancouver Police Inspector Rob Rothwell said he does not believe the department breached the Privacy Act. VANCOUVER – An
Privacy concerns quashes ‘chronic offender’ program
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Ms. Carlson said BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requires police to notify her office first before making such information public.
1 criminal, 148 convictions
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
say the “Chronic Offender of the Week” campaign might not get off the ground because of privacy concerns, but three possible candidates would .
Alta. privacy commissioner calls airport scan ‘dehumanizing’
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
CALGARY – An airport security pilot project that allows an official to “see” under clothes is dehumanizing, says Alberta’s privacy commissioner.
Public forum planned for license enhancements
CanadianDriver – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
clear factual information on the voluntary EDL initiative proposed in Ontario,” said Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.
CIOs rank data privacy a low priority
ZDNet UK – UK
Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of internal audit chiefs surveyed by business consultancy Ernst & Young said they don’t regard data privacy and IT fraud as
Charter Freezes Web Eavesdropping Plan
Wired News – USA
By Ryan Singel June 24, 2008 | 1:27:40 PMCategories: Privacy A little over a month ago, Charter told customers in four markets that a company called NebuAd
Charter: NebuAd Deal Raises Concerns
MediaPost Publications – New York,USA
NebuAd says privacy advocates have no cause for concern because its data-gathering practices are anonymous, in that the company doesn’t collect names or
Privacy advocate has hearing today
Richmond Times Dispatch – Richmond,VA,USA
A privacy advocate hoping to stop a law barring the dissemination of Social Security numbers readily available on government Web sites has a hearing in
Report: US, EU Near Agreement on Personal Data Exchange
Deutsche Welle – Germany
Guarantees of privacy and redress for violation of privacy rules were however sticking points in the deal, the Times wrote.
Does Google know too much?
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
But as Google’s influence grows, some scholars and programmers are arguing that the company is acquiring too much power — invading our privacy,
Feingold fights for privacy over surveillance legislation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee,WI,USA
Russ Feingold knows he’s eventually going to lose the fight against wiretapping legislation he says does little to protect Americans’ privacy rights.

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