CPR for Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Who do our privacy laws protect?
New Brunswick Business Journal – Moncton,NB,Canada
But can privacy laws also protect governments from releasing potentially controversial or embarrassing information? Absolutely, say those familiar with

15 Great, Free Privacy Downloads
PC World – USA
One of the worst privacy invaders the world has ever seen is the Internet. When you surf, Web sites can find out where you’ve been and can gather other

Privacy news: LA hospital snoops, SF laptop stolen
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
had her records snooped on at the hospital, has endorsed legislation that would impose penalties on hospitals and workers for patient privacy breaches.

Latest State Report Details Wider Medical Privacy Lapses at UCLA
California Healthline – Oakland,CA,USA
Kathleen Billingsley, director of DPH’s Center for Healthcare Quality, confirmed that 127 UCLA Medical Center workers have been implicated in privacy

E-Mail Hacking Case Could Redefine Online Privacy
Washington Post – United States
The Electronic Privacy Information Center also filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday, arguing that Congress intended to cover the sort of e-mail

Google takes a risky road with privacy
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
“This is very serious,” Dan Svantesson, co-chairman of the Australian Privacy Foundation’s internet subcommittee and a law professor at Bond University,

Housing bill raises tax, fingerprint privacy concerns
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
Some sections have raised serious privacy concerns. Tucked in near the end of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act is a requirement that banks and online

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