CPR for Monday, December 08, 2008

Ars Technica

MySpace gripe about patient sparks federal privacy complaint
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
Under HIPAA’s privacy rules—except under specific authorized circumstances—health care providers may not share medical information when “there is a

EU’s unlikely partner for data privacy review: Google
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
By John Timmer | Published: December 07, 2008 – 04:30PM CT The EU is looking into whether its privacy regulations need to be updated to bring them into line

Passport applicants at risk of major privacy breaches, federal
Globe and Mail – Canada
Passport offices are playing fast and loose with intimate information about citizens, federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said yesterday in her

Privacy Commission Warns Passport Personal Data Is At Risk
AHN – USA
Ottawa, Ontario (AHN) – In her yearly report, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart underscored the manner Passport Canada loosely handles the documents of

Survey: The best privacy advisers in 2008
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
This was the third year asking this question (see “The best privacy advisers in 2007” and “The best privacy consultancies”), so we’re now able to see some

Cal Poly Pomona apologizes for privacy breach
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
AP POMONA, Calif.—Cal Poly Pomona has apologized for an error that made the personal information of nearly 700 people available on the Internet.

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