CPR for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

‘Fishy’ watchdog review slammed by opposition
Toronto Star
But the last-minute effort is raising eyebrows at Queen’s Park after Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian was appointed to an unprecedented

Privacy commissioner cites Sobey’s for collecting personal information from …
Montreal Gazette
Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says Sobeys doesn’t need to store in its cash registers the date of birth of customers who buy tobacco and who are clearly

Sask. privacy czar investigates after woman told to cough up $150 for health info
The Canadian Press
Gary Dickson is investigating reports that a Regina woman is being charged $150 to get her family’s medical records from an Ontario company.

Privacy office overtaxed: Dickson
Star Phoenix
Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson fears delays of 12 to 18 months for investigations and reviews may deter some citizens from

Italian Court Finds Google Violated Privacy
New York Times
Three Google executives were convicted of violating Italian privacy laws on Wednesday in a case that the company

Experts say US must do more to secure the Internet
Washington Post
The calls for more government authority over the Internet’s free enterprise has alarmed privacy advocates and other critics, forcing Congress to grasp for

Tom Mitchell: Technologists need to step up in privacy debate
Computerworld (blog)
Could a lack of privacy regulations in the US and abusive practices lead to a backlash that negatively affects scientific research for the greater social

Street View dismisses German privacy fears
The Register
Google has dismissed German privacy fears over Street View, saying it will launch the service in the country by

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