CPR for Friday, October 17, 2008

High court mulls privacy questions related to garbage search
Brockville Recorder and Times – Ontario, Canada
Our expectation of privacy may be low but we still have some expectation of privacy in our garbage. But suppose the police have been trying to get evidence

Social networking sites told to warn users of weak privacy controls
Organisers are also considering offering financial rewards to countries, institutions and businesses each year that install the best privacy and personal

New Calif. State Legislation Threatens Stiff Medical Privacy Penalties
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
Two new state medical privacy laws, AB211 and SB541, make it possible for institutions and individuals to be fined up to $250000 for being lax when it comes

Aussie under investigation over possible privacy breach
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Aussie Home Loans is under investigation by the Privacy Commission, after personal information related to dozens of customers was found in a bin at one of

Privacy: A Manifesto by Wolfgang Sofsky
Times Online – UK
There are several reasons why Wolfgang Sofsky is peculiarly well qualified to speak about the huge loss of privacy that we in the putatively liberal

Sarkozy Accuses Ex-Spy Chief of Violating His Privacy
New York Times – United States
The complaint, filed with the Paris prosecutor, accuses Mr. Bertrand and others of invasion of privacy, malicious accusation, forgery and use of forgery and

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