CPR for Friday, August 1, 2008

Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs Conference, August 7 – 10
Canada NewsWire (press release) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada; Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s privacy commissioner; and Carol Dumaine, head of the Energy and Environmental

Google accused on privacy views
BBC News – UK
By Maggie Shiels In court documents defending a lawsuit brought against its Street View mapping tool it has asserted that “complete privacy doesn’t exist.

Google: ‘Even in the desert, privacy does not exist’
Register – London,England,UK
Then Google goes a step further: “Today’s satellite-image technology means that even in today’s desert, complete privacy does not exist.

Google Declares: ‘Complete Privacy Does Not Exist’
PC World – USA
Total privacy may be a thing of the past — at least, that is Google’s assertion in a heated fight over personal privacy rights. Let me get you up to speed:

Opt-in or opt-out? Street View case echoes privacy debate
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
By Nate Anderson | Published: July 31, 2008 – 12:26PM CT The UK today cleared Google’s Street View service for use after looking into the privacy

Privacy fears over Google ‘spy car’
Northern Times – UK
AN internet giant has rejected concerns in Sutherland that its “spy car” is paving the way for a gross invasion of privacy that could provide an open

Google Street View does not breach privacy, says ICO
Computing – London,UK
A plan to three-dimensionally map streets in Britain has been given the go-ahead by the UK privacy watchdog. The Google Street View scheme aims to take

Google ‘burglar’s charter’ street cameras given the all clear by
Mail on Sunday – London,UK
In a statement, the ICO said ‘We are satisfied that Google is putting in place adequate safeguards to avoid any risk to the privacy or safety of individuals

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