CPR for Friday, November 21, 2008

France drops security database over privacy fears
International Herald Tribune – France
AP PARIS: The French government has scrapped a security database that could have tracked anyone deemed a possible threat after protests by privacy crusaders

Drug privacy law now back in play
Nashua Telegraph – Nashua,NH,USA
But that’s exactly what happened when a federal appeals court ruled this week that the state’s first-in-the-nation drug privacy law might not be

Does AT&T’s Newfound Interest in Privacy Hurt Google?
New York Times – United States
By Saul Hansell When I first read about the formation of a new privacy think tank in Washington funded initially by AT&T, my first instinct was to see it in

Opinion: AT&T Controls the Future of Privacy — Seriously
GigaOm – San Francisco,CA,USA
The group hopes to help policy makers and business leaders figure out how to manage online privacy. A big source of irony from the group, other than its

Google’s privacy protections
International Herald Tribune – France
17) said that Google’s knowledge innovations are generating a backlash among Europeans concerned about privacy. It cited as evidence comments made about a

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