CPR for Monday, October 27, 2008

Administration to Bypass Reporting Law
New York Times – United States
The August 2007 law requires the agency’s chief privacy officer to report each year about Homeland Security activities that affect privacy, and requires

‘Joe the Plumber’s’ privacy compromised on government computers
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
“Invasions of privacy should not be tolerated,” Isaac Baker, an Obama spokesman, told the Dispatch. “If these records were accessed inappropriately,


‘Big Brother’ bothers Britain
Chicago Tribune – United States
Privacy protections and civil liberties have eroded around the world in recent years as nations struggle to balance cherished freedoms with efforts to


Anonymity breach upsets town’s online chatter
Boston Globe – United States
Ashton’s action may also have run afoul of a federal law designed to protect Internet privacy. The statute says that law enforcement officials can obtain

Do-not-export register wanted for data transfer
Australian IT – Australia
PRIVACY advocates have proposed a register for Australians concerned about proposed changes that would allow businesses to send customer information to

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