CPR for Friday, December 5, 2008

National Post

Passport offices putting personal info at risk, privacy audit finds
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Darren Stone, Canwest News Service – A new report from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found that passport offices, such as this one in Victoria, BC,

Privacy Issues Given Short Shrift in Passport Operations and
Government of Canada Newsroom (press release) – Ottawa,ON,Canada
Ottawa, December 4, 2008 — Privacy concerns are not given enough weight in the day-to-day operations of a number of federal government institutions,

Passport office problems threaten privacy: watchdog
The Canadian Press – OTTAWA
OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog says Canadians applying for passports face serious security risks – including identity theft – because of weaknesses

City hall e-mail hacking report released
Georgina Advocate – Keswick,ON,Canada
report on its e-mail system after five complaints to Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, the Vaughan Citizen has learned.

European Court Rules Against British DNA Database
New York Times – United States
Privacy experts say that this represents a higher proportion of its population than do similar databases in other countries. “They’re in the vanguard of

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