CPR for Friday, October 23, 2009

Privacy not protected on Google Street View, MPs told
National Post
OTTAWA – Canada’s privacy police say Google Inc. needs to do a better job of protecting the identity of Canadians captured on Google Street View.

Privacy and civil liberties: Where’s the watchdog?
Washington Post
The panel recommended a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board “to oversee . . . the commitment the government makes to defend our civil liberties” by

Sue A. Blevins: Mandated health insurance threatens freedom, privacy
Washington Examiner
Despite what politicians and interest groups are saying, details in current bills compromise both patient choice and medical privacy. The leading House bill

Opinion: Proposed Google book settlement leaves libraries’ rights in question
San Jose Mercury News
Would the public be required to give up anonymity and privacy in order to explore Google’s digitized library? Who would hold this information,

Privacy Advocate Gets Support to Keep Social Security Numbers on Web Site
IT Business Edge
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is backing Ostergren’s First Amendment right to publish the numbers with aa friend of the court brief filed in the … 

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