CPR for Friday, February 29, 2008

Canadian News
CIBC admits some calls illegally recorded
Globe and Mail – Canada
Although federal privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart made the ruling four months ago, CIBC executives are still working with her office “to determine how
World / Internet News

Feds downplay privacy fears on plan to expand monitoring of
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
By Jaikumar Vijayan February 28, 2008 (Computerworld) The US government’s de facto CIO and other federal officials today downplayed privacy concerns related
Patient privacy must prevail in records sweep
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
Once again, Kline is displaying contempt for patient privacy as he uses a public law enforcement office to carry out his crusade against abortion providers.
House Lawmakers Question Privacy in Cyber-Security Plan
Washington Post – United States
By Brian Krebs House lawmakers yesterday raised concerns about the privacy implications of a Bush administration effort to secure federal computer networks
EU Drafting New RFID-Oriented Privacy Protections
RFID Update – Alexandria,VA,USA
The European Union has released an official recommendation for new policies to address privacy threats arising from the use of RFID systems.
Google Readies Google Health
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
Coincidentally last week, the World Privacy Forum released a report warning that personal health records (PHR) are not protected by federal HIPAA privacy
Congress worries that .gov monitoring will spy on Americans
CNET News.com – San Francisco,CA,USA
WASHINGTON–A new Bush administration plan to capture and analyze traffic on all federal government networks in real time is generating privacy worries from
EFF sues Justice Department over Google hire
CNET News.com – San Francisco,CA,USA
Horvath, quoted in an article afterward, was critical of the initial subpoena, saying she had privacy concerns with it, the EFF says.
Privacy mouse lets you quickly switch out of trouble
Pocket-lint.co.uk – UK
A mouse that has a built in privacy button so you can quickly switch windows from what you were looking at when you boss strolls over to your desk has been
Privacy Mouse, a One-Click Shirking Solution
Uber-Review – USA
I don’t know if a Privacy Mouse is worth the trouble as any employer worth their salt would be scanning Internet logs for evidence of workplace tomfoolery,

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