CPR for Monday, May 5, 2008

Privacy key in child porn case
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
TORONTO – It was not difficult to sense the view of Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Clark last month during arguments about whether there are privacy

Canada’s Privacy Act suddenly comes up for review: a shallow
Hill Times (subscription) – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA—The Commons Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics Committee, having run out of steam on the Mulroney-Schreiber investigation, has switched to

Safety vs. freedom
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Teenagers may have little expectation of privacy from the searching eyes and fingers of their parents, but they expect the contents of their backpacks not

AHIMA Releases Privacy Roundtable Report
ADVANCE – King of Prussia,PA,USA
A new privacy and security report from four leading HIM experts is now available. In “Online, on Message, on Duty: Privacy Experts Share Their Challenges”

Huge Databases Offer a Research Gold Mine — and Privacy Worries
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) – USA
But critics warn that the centers are a menace to privacy and say they have been constructed at the state level to avoid the scrutiny that a single federal

Editorial: Genetic privacy is human, civil right
The News-Press – Fort Myers,FL,USA
“I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science.

INTERNET LAW – AUSTRALIA’S PRIVACY LAW IMPLICATIONS
IBLS INTERNET LAW (subscription) – Irvine,CA,USA
Australia’s privacy law affects how companies manage their information systems. The privacy law requires companies to secure personal and sensitive

In reporting of child abuse, privacy an issue
Beaver County Times – Beaver,PA,USA
However, Colonna said, his agency still has to worry about privacy issues. “As far as Beaver County is concerned, we’re not trying to hide anything,”

Internet Says: ‘Me Want Cookie’
Wall Street Journal – USA
Risks to privacy make this a race between smarter self-regulation on the Web and threatened new regulation by the Federal Trade Commission.

Gym ‘breached member privacy
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Matthew Evans, a Beach House member for almost 10 years, said he and other members planned to write to the privacy commissioner and Beach House about what

Privacy fears over demand for health figures
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
By Martin Johnston The Government wants to force private health services and funders to provide statistics, sparking patient-privacy objections and a demand

Nick Drainey’s World View: Tax exposé brings Big Brother to the
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Within a few hours, the country’s Privacy Authority ordered the agency to suspend the viewing, saying it presented “clear and serious problems” under the

Downsides to genetic privacy?
Detroit Free Pr
ess – United States

Or would we just be crossing the line on privacy? And how much do you really want to know about your genes and what they may portend for your future health?

Privacy watchdog ratchets up effort to get county court to block
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
The lobbying efforts of Ostergren and other privacy advocates have prompted some government officials, including California’s secretary of state,

Big Victory for Internet Privacy; Grand Jury Subpoena Needed for
RedOrbit – Dallas,TX,USA
“This is, in my opinion, the most significant decision in years, because of the significance of Internet privacy in everyone’s lives,” said attorney Rubin

New law to safeguard privacy
Today’s Zaman – Istanbul,Turkey
A proposal referred to Parliament this week seeks to introduce provisions to safeguard rights to privacy. The bill on protection of personal data is a legal

Bioterrorism Surveillance and Privacy: Intersection of HIPAA, the
RedOrbit – Dallas,TX,USA
Public health law protects the entire populace; uneven state-level implementation lacks adequate privacy protections. We propose 3 models for a nationwide

Preserving Your Privacy and More
Sovereign Society – Delray Beach,FL,USA
It’s bad enough that when you cross a US border, you must consent to an intrusive search of your luggage. But now, courtesy of a decision from a federal

Nothing’s sacred in Googledom
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
This can lead to the “profiling” of the user by third parties, including incorrect profiling – potentially breaching a person’s privacy rights by disclosing

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