CPR for Monday, November 23, 2009

Canada’s no-fly list compiled without adequate info
with federal regulations for safeguarding the “specified persons list,” Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart concluded in an audit, released Tuesday.

Quebec woman’s Facebook insurance battle highlights need for online prudence
The Canadian Press
Levy, a London, Ont. based independent technology analyst, said any notion that there is privacy on these types of platforms is laughable.

Planned medical privacy rules redundant, says commissioner
Edmonton Journal
Information and Privacy Commissioner Frank Work said the bill isn’t needed. Paramedics are already able to share information with police under the Health

New law worries privacy boss
Calgary Sun
Frank Work said Bill 62, which calls for changes to the province’s Health Information Act, could create confusion over whether medics should be treating

Calgary police chief says new law that lets EMS share info is necessary
The Canadian Press
Hanson was responding to a news release by Alberta’s privacy commissioner, Frank Work, who argues the new amendment isn’t necessary.

Facebook members are spooked by friendly ghosts in the machine
Globe and Mail
This clarification was one recommendation Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart made after investigating complaints. She has said she is “satisfied” with

Privacy Concerns Temporarily Block Children’s Letters to Santa Claus in 2009
Associated Content
finally came off Santa’s mailbag on November 21, but the United States Postal Service has tightened privacy restrictions for letters from children to Santa.

Letters to Santa will make it to the North Pole afterall
“It was just a decision we had to make based on privacy concerns, and it is labor-intensive. But it’s still nice that we’re able to resume this and still


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