CPR for Tuesday, March 18, 2008

World / Internet News

Berners-Lee warns on data privacy
VNUNet.com – UK
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, father of the internet, has hit out at companies that try and sell customer’s browsing data. In an interview with the BBC he was
Medical workers violated Spears’ privacy
The UCLA Daily Bruin – Los Angeles,CA,USA
UCLA Medical Center is planning to fire and discipline employees who violated privacy policies by looking at pop star Britney Spears’ medical records,
Facebook invades your online privacy
Montana Kaimin – Missoula,MT,USA
The privacy of your online self was always a concern, which is why Facebook added the option to change your privacy settings.
Next lines of cell phones have privacy implications
Fresno Bee (subscription) – Fresno,CA,USA
Joe Simitian called his legislation a safeguard against “the ultimate invasion of privacy.” Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law in October.
ACLU 1, state 0 in battle to protect your privacy rights
The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk,VA,USA
This time, the Virginia chapter of the ACLU is defending our privacy. The ACLU wisely decided to oppose a piece of legislative junk: SB133.
Google: G’arn, I’ll swap ya privacy for security
ZDNet.com.au – Australia
Like a school yard card-swapping scheme, some Google researchers think privacy is a token ripe for exchanging. Would you be happier about Google collecting
ValueClick found negligent when Commission discovers
Dark Reading – New York,NY,USA
But there’s a twist: ValueClick was also found guilty of violating its own privacy policy, which promises to protect customer data and implement “reasonable
Privacy Update – Recent Decisions Affecting Privacy
Lawfuel (press release) – Wellington,New Zealand
As we reported in the November 2007 edition of the Privacy Update, submissions in response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s ‘Review of Privacy

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