CPR for Monday, March 17, 2008

Canadian News

‘Nuisance’ gains privacy victory
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
School officials describe him as a nuisance, but the provincial privacy office has ruled that an Abbotsford parent who has doggedly asked questions about

Privacy czar won’t be persuaded in ID review
Globe and Mail – Canada
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s information and privacy commissioner says he will ignore pressure tactics from the city over his review of a complaint about

Medical staff fired for violating Spears’ privacy
Globe and Mail – Canada
issued a statement saying that all staff must sign confidentiality agreements and the hospital has “stringent policies to protect patient” privacy.

Mayor backs Granville closures
Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
Kim Capri is hoping council will endorse a new ID monitoring system in the city’s downtown bars prior to a ruling by BC’s privacy commissioner.

World / Internet News

OECD Privacy Statement Generator
OCDE (Communiqu├ęs de presse) – Paris,France
Internet research has repeatedly shown that many consumers are reluctant to engage in electronic transactions because of concerns about the privacy of their

Speakers at BCS event unravel data privacy issues
ComputerWeekly.com – UK
Therefore, it is important to develop a theory of privacy that acknowledges privacy’s importance to society as a whole as well as to the individual.

Not Privacy vs Safety; Informed Choice
NetworkWorld.com – Southborough,MA,USA
When we informed the manager we thought their practices were disturbing and a violation of our privacy, she pointed out that they also videotape the

Trash searches raise privacy concerns
Honolulu Advertiser – Honolulu,HI,USA
By Mary Vorsino People digging through residential trash for redeemable cans and bottles are increasingly raising the ire of residents, who say they’re left

PC privacy regulations needed
CCTV – Beijing,China
Now that personal computers are becoming almost as common as mobile phones in China, PC information security and privacy protection has come onto the public

e-medicine It has strong devotees, but privacy issues slow growth
The Tennessean – Nashville,TN,USA
Skeptics, though, say the growth potential could be slowed by concerns over privacy and by technical concerns over how to convert paper files into an easily

The myth of electronic privacy
ZDNet Asia – Asia
But whether the publication of her photos, which was lifted from MySpace, was a form of intrusion to her privacy or not is a matter that has yet to be

Privacy Underpins Human Dignity
OhmyNews International – South Korea
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham Privacy is a fundamental human right recognized in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the International

Law aimed at woman who uses Social Security numbers in privacy fight
Daily Press – Newport News,VA,USA
By DENA POTTER | AP Writer March 15, 2008 RICHMOND, Va. – All she wanted to do was show people that a few clicks of the mouse and a few bucks could get them

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