CPR for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Palm scanning for grad students raises fears
Toronto Star
In a move that has prompted at least three complaints to Canada’s privacy czar, a growing number of professional programs such as medicine and business now
No-fly concerns growing
Toronto Star
Canadians know little about the “Passenger Protect” program, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart noted in a report last fall, and have no clear sense of

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner offers some advice: Google yourself
In a television interview on George Stroumboulopoulos television show The Hour, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, is asked some tough and

Look needed at the way government hires
Victoria Times Colonist
So is the independent information and privacy watchdog David Loukidelis. As is the province’s chief information officer. Also involved is the head of the BC

The fight against full-body scanners at airports
Los Angeles Times
The TSA is adding machines to screen more passengers, much to the chagrin of privacy advocates. A full-body scanner at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport,

Privacy is dead on Facebook. Get over it.
“You have zero privacy anyway,” Sun Microsystems chief executive Scott McNealy famously said in 1999. “Get over it.” This past December, Google Chief

Digital signage, privacy and Generation i
Computerworld (blog)
Perhaps Tech Crunch’s Michael Arrington had it right: We don’t really care about privacy anymore. Why? Because we tacitly agree to pay for the convenience

FTC: Has Internet Gone Beyond Privacy Policies?
New York Times (blog)
By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD Two top Federal Trade Commission officials questioned whether the Internet had evolved past privacy policies at a meeting with New

Body scanners can store, send images, group says
Washington (CNN) — A privacy group says the Transportation Security Administration is misleading the public with claims that full-body scanners at airports

Business Forum: E-privacy at work? Court may set limits
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The trial judge in California, refusing to dismiss the case, succinctly posed the vexing issue: “What are the legal boundaries of an employee’s privacy in

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