CPR for Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Canadian News

Privacy Commissioner Seeks Feedback on Implications of Using RFID
Government of Canada Newsroom (press release) – Ottawa,ON,Canada
OTTAWA, March 4, 2008 ―The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, issued a call today for feedback to enrich the debate on the use of radio

World / Internet News
Privacy watchdog slams European border control plans
Register – London,England,UK
COM → More by this author Europe’s top privacy watchdog has condemned planned European border controls as weak and based on inconclusive evidence,
Law Commission questions RFID ‘privacy
Computerworld New Zealand – Auckland,New Zealand
The applicability of privacy law, or the need for amendment of the law, “will depend on how RFID data is used and integrated with other data,
National Security Trumps Privacy
ThreatsWatch.Org – USA
Only 33.8% felt that personal privacy concerns were more important than national security. 15% of the federal respondents came from DHS, DOJ and HHS “I
Editorial: Privacy vs. openness: A tricky balance
Sioux Falls Argus Leader – Sioux Falls,SD,USA
Tweaking the law to find that balance between one person’s right to personal privacy and every citizen’s right to information always is a delicate business.
Privacy group sues DOJ over Google contact
Legalbrief (subscription) – Durban,South Africa
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an online privacy group, has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to gain access to all
Do Virtual Map Programs Invade Privacy?
KMBC.com – Kansas City,MO,USA
Some said the map photos are an invasion of privacy. “With any kind of technology, you have the negative consequences,” one person said.
Hyperlocal media’s threat to personal privacy minuscule compared
MediaShift Idea Lab – San Francisco,CA,USA
Chances are you’ll be getting a notice regarding changes in privacy policies from the various web sites from hgtv.com (Home and Garden) to myspace and other
Privacy watchdog condemns data gathering plans
Out-Law.com – London,England,UK
Europe’s top privacy watchdog has condemned planned European border controls as weak and based on inconclusive evidence, claiming they will put Europeans’

Online Advertisers Beware: Privacy Regulators Closing In On Online
The Metropolitan Coporate Counsel – Mountainside,NJ,USA
Amy E. Worlton is a Partner at Wiley Rein LLP and advises a broad range of US and foreign companies and institutions on privacy, security,

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