Canadian News

Schools on the lookout for violation of privacy with use of camera
The Canadian Press – CALGARY
The seizure of a camera phone was the subject matter of a ruling by Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner released Tuesday.

World/Internet News

House kills medical privacy bill
New Hampshire Business Review – Manchester,NH,USA
The New Hampshire House narrowly defeated a bill that would have required additional privacy restrictions on electronic medical records, which hospitals

Justice Department audit to outline privacy abuses, steps to
Action 3 News – Omaha,NE,USA
The report notes that the agency has taken steps since then to prevent future privacy abuses. The long-anticipated audit is being released today.

The Privacy Debate Beyond Google/DoubleClick – USA
Consumer watchdog groups failed to impose privacy safeguards on the latest merger; next up Microsoft/Yahoo and beyond. By Kenneth Corbin: More stories by

House rejects plea for medical privacy
Nashua Telegraph – Nashua,NH,USA
The House of Representatives has a long history of embracing privacy initiatives, and this plan had bipartisan supporters. But a move to pass it failed,

Audit to Cite FBI Privacy Abuses
The Associated Press –
The long-anticipated audit, to be released Thursday, is expected to show a fourth consecutive year of privacy breaches by FBI agents using so-called

Internet new battlefield for citizens’ right to privacy – Philippines
Puno pointed out that the advent of the Internet had provided “a new field of battle” in the right to privacy, saying that it may deprive individuals of the

Random tests ‘breach bodily privacy – New Zealand
In the Supreme Court at Wellington today, Cropp’s lawyer Alan Ivory argued that random drug tests breached a fundamental right to bodily privacy and

Privacy Violations
Slashdot – USA
kwietman writes “The FBI admitted that in 2006, for the fourth straight year, they improperly accessed phone and internet records of US citizens.

Protect privacy rights
The Coloradoan – Fort Collins,CO,USA
I, myself, am alarmed at the continuing erosion of my privacy rights as an American citizen. I am outraged that the law was being broken without any penalty

United States: SEC Proposes Expansion Of Privacy Regulation
Mondaq News Alerts (subscription) – London,UK
and disposal of confidential information have not kept pace with bank and other regulators’ detailed programs for information privacy and data security.

Legislators try to trim privacy at Statehouse – Des Moines,IA,USA
By LEE ROOD • REGISTER STAFF WRITER • March 12, 2008 A small number of state legislators are pushing colleagues to open up historically private caucus

David Brin Rebuts Schneier In Defense of a Transparent Society
Wired News – USA
Author David Brin asserts that a transparent, generally open society is actually more privacy-friendly than a secretive, closed system.

Q&A: Howard Schmidt talks about privacy, Chinese hackers and
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
In an interview with Computerworld, Schmidt talked about running background checks on IT workers, balancing privacy and security, and passports with RFID

New health privacy project is launched
Government Health IT – Falls Church,VA,USA
By Nancy Ferris Two respected nonprofit organizations have joined forces in an attempt to resolve the difficult privacy issues associated with health

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