CPR for Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Former privacy czar Radwanski’s finances scrutinized
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA – Former privacy commissioner George Radwanski took out two travel advances of $15000 for non-travel purposes, a court was told Tuesday.

Ex-privacy czar used travel advance to pay government credit card
The Canadian Press – OTTAWA
OTTAWA — George Radwanski’s fraud trial has been told the former privacy commissioner took out a $15000 travel advance in 2002 to pay government credit-card


Sept. 11: A year later, online privacy and security still weak
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
On the other hand, some of the laws that opponents and privacy advocates claimed would compromise privacy were quashed. For example, Congress rejected

Wis. attorney general wants to change privacy laws
Chicago Tribune – United States
Attorney General JB Van Hollen says Wisconsin privacy law needs to be loosened in order for police and schools to share more information that could protect


Google On the Run From the Privacy Cops
Washington Post – United States
Amid growing scrutiny from government regulators in the US and Europe, Google is amending its privacy practices and keeping the IP addresses of consumers

Google Anonymizes Data To Skirt EU Privacy Storm
Wired News – USA
By Meghan Keane September 09, 2008 | 10:26:37 AMCategories: Advertising, Google, Search Google took a preemptive move to quell privacy fears in Europe


Google bends to Chrome privacy criticism
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
A privacy expert said the change’s impact couldn’t be gauged without knowing exactly how Google will “anonymize” the data it records as users type in

Google Rethinks Privacy, Scales Back Data Collection
PC World – USA
Google curbs data collection practices reacting to privacy critics who blasted the company over Chrome’s Big Brother behavior.

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