CPR for Friday, February 22, 2008

Canadian News

New coverage designed for cyber-liability and privacy breaches
Canadian Underwriter – Toronto,ON,Canada
The costs of privacy breaches — popularized by recent stories in the media about Winners, Passport Canada and Bell Canada — are escalating, the speakers

Supreme Court of Canada to Consider Privacy Commissioner’s Powers
Government of Canada Newsroom (press release) – Ottawa,ON,Canada
OTTAWA, February 21, 2008 — Today, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case that will ultimately determine how the Privacy Commissioner’s investigative

Calgary bar broke privacy laws, commissioner rules
Globe and Mail – Canada
Information and Privacy Commissioner Frank Work ordered the company to stop the practice and to destroy the information collected.

World / Internet News

Web site poses problems for privacy
Drexel University The Triangle Online – Philadelphia,PA,USA
JuicyCampus is the latest staple in the ongoing war between the freedom of speech and the right to privacy. Society exists as equilibrium of the two

Privacy fears as police cleared over bugging
Independent – London,England,UK
By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent Ministers faced anger over the advance of Britain’s “surveillance society” as an official report confirmed that

EU “smart chip” guidelines aim to protect privacy
Reuters – USA
The guidelines seek to strike a balance between protecting privacy and allowing new technologies to flourish, a Commission spokesman said.

Readers Chime in on Photo Privacy
Washington Post – United States
Some tried to provide the mom with answers to how someone bypassed her privacy settings. Reader “annoyed5” wrote: “This woman’s Yahoo account was hacked.

Personal data privacy ‘at risk’
BBC News – UK
details or links to family and friends can often be seen by thousands of people in a Facebook network if users stick with the default privacy setting.

ACLU says BU cameras invade student privacy
Daily Free Press (subscription) – Boston,MA,USA
Boston University’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said it sees video cameras positioned around campus that feed onto the Internet as privacy

Is the EU about to publish RFID privacy proposals?
ComputerWeekly.com – UK
The EU is thought to be close to coming out with a definitive statement on RFID privacy and some UK retailers and RFID advocates are understood to be

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