CPR for Monday, September 15, 2008

UNBC investigated for exploitation of Privacy Act.
Prince George Citizen – Prince George,British Columbia,Canada
coincided with UNBC choosing to detain the graduate student in 2006, is related to the suspected breach by UNBC of the Privacy Act ( RS, 1985, c.

Greater good a threat to privacy By Peter Duffy
TheChronicleHerald.ca – Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
It was a victory for proponents of privacy as well as advocates for those with mental illnesses. However, those cheers may be short-lived because,

More electronic records pulled after privacy advocate finds Social
Montrose Daily Press – Montrose,CO,USA
An Arkansas privacy advocate alerted Montrose County Clerk and Recorder Fran Tipton Long last week that Social Security numbers contained on liens and

Privacy fears over car database
BBC News – UK
Privacy International said the database offered the police “extraordinary powers of surveillance”. About 10m journeys per day are currently being recorded

Fears over privacy as police expand surveillance project
guardian.co.uk – UK
Human rights group Privacy International last night described the five-year record of people’s car journeys “unnecessary and disproportionate”,

Pew study: cloud computing popular, privacy worries linger
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
Ari Schwartz of the Center for Democracy and Technology pointed out that courts have traditionally refused to recognize any Fourth Amendment privacy

Do ISPs pose a bigger online privacy threat than Google?
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
But in reality, said university professor Paul Ohm, the potential for the same kind of activities by ISPs poses a much greater privacy risk.

Google bends to privacy critics on Chrome tool
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
Google had been taking heat from privacy advocates over the Google Suggest feature in OmniBox, Chrome’s combination address and search bar.

Questioning Google’s Privacy Reform
Slashdot – USA
If your site, with all the traffic you see, is keeping logs then we should just completely give up on trying to get Google to improve it’s privacy policy

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