CPR for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Watchdogs jobs up for grabs to silence Liberals’ most vocal critics
CP24, Canada
He was hoping to have his contract renewed, which the Liberals did with information and privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian, because they expanded his

Watchdog roles need new blood, premier says
Toronto Star
and Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller, despite naming Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian to an unprecedented third term last year.

Reappointing watchdogs
Toronto Star
Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, for example, was not subjected to a competitive process and a review panel when she was reappointed last

Privacy, access needs bigger commitment
Regina Leader-Post
By R. Gary Dickson: I note that the minister of justice stated on Feb. 22 that the size of oversight offices in

Sobeys challenged for tracking age of tobacco buyers
Ottawa Citizen
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

Democrats retreat on new privacy protections
Washington Post
Senate Democrats have retreated from adding new privacy protections to the nation’s primary counterterrorism law,

Senate votes to extend Patriot Act
In agreeing to pass the bill, Senate Democrats retreated from adding new privacy protections to the USA Patriot Act. The Senate approved the bill on a voice

Microsoft offers cloud services for the feds
We’ve raised the bar with regard with security and privacy.” Elinor Mills covers Internet security and privacy. She joined CNET News in 2005 after working

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