CPR for Monday, October 20, 2008

Personal Genomes Going Public for Research
New York Times – United States
Including phenotypes, which most other public genetic databases have avoided in deference to privacy concerns, should allow researchers to more easily

Beijing internet cafes to take mug shots and scan IDs
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
[I]n this monitoring system that renders users “naked,” how will the freedom and privacy of citizens using the internet be protected?

Atlanta Police sued for violation of privacy
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
of discrimination and violation of privacy and claims that the department has a policy of not hiring people who have HIV, according to court documents.

Editorial: Privacy or public right to know?
Geelong Advertiser – Geelong,Victoria,Australia
It brings to the surface again the right of privacy and the public’s right to know. It’s a philosophical high ground eagerly claimed by both protagonists.

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