CPR for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

‘Tis the season to protect your privacy, caution Canadian privacy
Canada NewsWire (press release) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
share personal information, such as their name, phone number or driver’s licence number,” says Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart.

Canada source of over 9 billion spam messages a day: study
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Canada’s privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, has been pushing for over a year for Canada to enact legislation to fight spam.

Google falls from list of most trusted companies for privacy
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
Privacy groups have long worried about Google’s privacy policies — and now it appears that consumers have followed suit. Google has dropped off the list

‘Illegal, Unethical, Untrustworthy’ Clouds
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
When word got out that medical researchers were contemplating ways to employ cloud computing, privacy rights watchdog Deborah Peel sounded an alarm.

Health-Care IT: 8 Privacy Principles
CRN – Manhasset,NY,USA
In a keynote address to the Nationwide Health Information Network Forum in Washington, DC, this week, Leavitt identified eight privacy principles—all of

Peering through PC screens for a look at the Web’s future
Baltimore Sun – United States
Privacy may increasingly become passe, with so much about us online. Technology is expanding the potential for hate, bigotry and terrorism.

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