CPR for Friday, July 11, 2008

Fight US disclosure order, Ont. privacy advocate tells Google
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Ann Cavoukian said the ruling was “particulary disturbing from a privacy perspective” in a letter she sent Tuesday to Sergey Brin, Google’s president of

Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian urges Google to appeal YouTube
Canada NewsWire (press release) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ – Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian is urging Google to appeal the recent ruling of US District Court Judge

Canadian Urges Google To Champion Privacy Rights
MediaPost Publications – New York,USA
by Wendy Davis, Friday, Jul 11, 2008 7:00 AM ET A Canadian privacy official has asked Google to appeal an order requiring it to disclose records about

Ontario privacy commissioner backs Google in Viacom suit
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
Ms. Cavoukian yesterday sent a letter to Google boss Sergey Brin as well as the company’s privacy chief urging them to appeal the decision.

Privacy watchdog: Gov’t ignoring data-sharing hazards
ZDNet UK – UK
In pursuing its ‘transformational government’ agenda of greater data sharing, the government has not fully considered the implications for privacy,

Ways consumers can safeguard personal data on Web
The Associated Press –
NEW YORK (AP) — Your privacy protections may disappear with a court order or subpoena, but there are steps that privacy activists suggest you take to reduce

Privacy protections disappear with a judge’s order
The Associated Press –
It’s a scenario privacy activists have long warned about. “What we’re seeing is (that) the theoretical is becoming real world,” said Lauren Weinstein,

Electronic Records Bill To Include Strong Privacy Protections
CNNMoney.com – USA
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Lawmakers crafting a bill to put peoples’ health records in an electronic format will include privacy protections that they hope

YouTube case opens can of worms on online privacy
Irish Times – Dublin,Ireland
Already, the company has had to change some procedures to accommodate EU data privacy regulations. While Google’s public face in the Viacom suit is one of

Viacom Promises to Respect Privacy of YouTube Users
Teleclick.ca – Victoria,BC,Canada
Viacom is attempting to calm the concerns of privacy advocates upset by a recent court order that Google Inc. must provide the American media conglomerate

Privacy and the red pill
NetworkWorld.com – Southborough,MA,USA
In the column prior to last week and the one before that I discussed the dubious world of debt collecting and how your privacy is more or less completely

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