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Pawn shops hope privacy ruling will be quashed
Calgary Herald – Calgary,Canada
Police and pawnshop owners in Calgary believe a restrictive new privacy ruling in Edmonton may not extend beyond the capital to affect their ability to

World/Internet News

Expert calls for privacy law in wake of celebrity sex photo scandal
Xinhua – China
25 (Xinhua) — China should start drafting its first law on privacy protection as soon as possible, a law expert said, citing that a strong privacy law

Privacy Fears Send DNA Tests Underground
Slashdot – USA
biobricks writes “The New York Times is reporting that people who could benefit from genetic testing are too afraid their health insurance companies are

Europe states draft RFID laws to protect privacy
supply chain review – Australia
Draft guidelines say RFID tags must be deactivated at the point of sale to protect the privacy of purchasers. The guidelines seek to strike a balance

Privacy group aims for model state law in 2009
Government Health IT – Falls Church,VA,USA
By Brian Robinson A multi-state collaborative seeking ways to align its health information privacy rules to make it easier to share data across health

Privacy goes public
Corsicana Daily Sun – Corsicana,TX,USA
By Bob Belcher Households who receive water and sewer service from the City of Corsicana received a mailing this week notifying customers of their right to

The Market for Privacy
Atlantic Online – USA
The erosion of historical notions of privacy at the hands of commerce is almost inexorable, and is driven ultimately by Moore’s Law.

Book Review: Privacy at Risk – The New Government Surveillance and – Aurora,OH,USA
His point of view is not a compromise between political polarities; it is rather inclusive of both the public’s right to privacy and the government’s need

Google mounts Chewbacca defense in EU privacy debate
Register – London,England,UK
Last month, Rotenberg went toe-to-toe with Google global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer in front of the EU parliament, and he’s adamant that as time goes

The Real Privacy issue no one is discussing
Blogger News Network – USA
While most people are aware of the privacy problems in the Patriot Act, few outside the geek world seem worried about a major danger to people’s privacy in

Invasion of privacy proves costly
Superior Telegram – Superior,MN,USA
In Douglas County Court Friday, Dale J. Kangas, 54, pleaded no contest to one count of invasion of privacy for the September incident.

Beacon Pointe condo owners push for privacy over Lakewalk path
Duluth News Tribune (Subscription) – Duluth,MN,USA
Do residents of Beacon Pointe condominiums have a right to refuse a potentially privacy-invading footpath in front of their homes, or does the public have

OKC woman charged with violating health privacy law
KTEN – Denison,TX,USA
AP – February 23, 2008 12:35 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Federal prosecutors have accused an Oklahoma City woman of violating a federal health privacy law as

EC Publishes RFID Privacy Policy Draft
RFID Journal – Melville,NY,USA
22, 2008—The European Commission (EC) has drafted a set of recommendations regarding how to protect data and personal privacy in applications supported by

Judge on privacy: Computer code trumps the law
CNET – San Francisco,CA,USA
Technology has outpaced legal system’s ability to regulate its use in issues of privacy and fair use rights, says Australian High Court judge.

EU: Search Engines Under EU Rules
The Associated Press –
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — European data privacy regulators confirmed Thursday that Internet search engines based outside Europe must also comply with EU

Experts Raise Privacy, Security Concerns About Online PHR Program
Kaiser – Washington,DC,USA
The federal medical privacy rule issued after the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does not cover medical records placed

EU seeks privacy safeguards with RFID tags
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
The draft addresses privacy and security issues that arise from RFID adoption and attempts to provide guidance for those pursuing practical implementation

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