CPR for Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yahoo will purge user data after 90 days; Ups privacy ante
In particular, Google and Yahoo have been playing a game of privacy leapfrog. There are some differences between the policies though.

Yahoo rolls out new data-retention policy
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Amid mounting concern from regulators and watchdogs in Washington and Europe that large Internet companies are compromising their users’ privacy by keeping

Yahoo Limits Retention of Personal Data
New York Times – United States
Ms. Toth said she hoped that the new policy would make Yahoo more attractive with users who were concerned about privacy. “We certainly hope that taking a

Yahoo! mocks Google Privacy Theatre
Register – London,England,UK
Analysis The privacy gap between Yahoo! and Google is greater than you think. It’s not just that Yahoo! will anonymize user search data 6 months before

Phorm: Opt-in or opt-out
BBC News – UK
Earlier this week, Phorm, the company whose web tracking software has so angered privacy campaigners, issued this statement to the Stock Exchange.

HHS announces new privacy guidelines for e-health records
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
The Department of Health and Human Services this week released new privacy guidelines (PDF) for electronic health records, the use of which President-elect

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