CPR for Tuesday, November 25, 2008

International drug trade less lucrative than identify theft
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
The privacy commissioner listed a number of areas where Canada is lagging well behind the United States and other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and

Senator inquires about privacy law after Obama phone record breach
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
The Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act, which Leahy sponsored and Congress passed in 2007, prohibits telecommunications carriers from obtaining

Leahy Wonders if DOJ is Taking Phone Breaches Seriously
ABC News – USA
In a letter to Matthew Friedrich, the Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division, Leahy says, “sadly, data privacy breaches involving the

Privacy watchdog to get power to fine for data loss
Justice secretary Jack Straw has proposed that the Information Commissioner’s Office should receive many of the extra powers it has requested.

Why Obama should ditch YouTube
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
I will also make the case that the use of YouTube and Google Analytics by the Obama transition team violates the privacy of Web site visitors and possibly

Holiday Travel: 10 Ways to Keep Your Laptop and Privacy Safe
CIO – Framingham,MA,USA
Holiday travelers, hang onto your laptops: One is now stolen every 53 seconds. Here are 10 tips to keep your PC and data safe as we enter the busiest travel

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