CPR for Friday, March 28, 2008

The IAPP Recognizes UK Information Commissioner Richard Thomas
Market Wire (press release) – USA
Thomas accepted the award at the IAPP’s Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, where more than 1000 global privacy professionals have convened for three days of

Invasion of privacy knows no limits
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
John McCain and Barack Obama are asking for an investigation into the inappropriate (and possibly illegal) invasion of privacy as far as their passport

European Commission agrees to address privacy concerns over
Xinhua – China
Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), on Wednesday voiced a series of privacy concerns over the commission plan, particularly on

Why web privacy’s arch-enemies are trying out a truce
Financial Times – London,England,UK
By Maija Palmer Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, put privacy into the spotlight last week when he warned social networkers that everything

‘Look’ (menacing crowds undercut case for privacy)
Chicago Tribune – United States
What is the state of privacy rights if we’re never really alone? For those answers, look elsewhere. As envisioned by writer/director Adam Rifkin (“Detroit

French court fines user-generated website for privacy breach
AFP –
PARIS (AFP) — A Paris court ruled on Thursday that a user-generated website had violated a film star’s privacy by hosting a link to a report about him,

PHR Initiatives Raise Privacy Concerns, Legal Experts Say
iHealthBeat – Oakland,CA,USA
HIPAA medical privacy rules — which cover information exchanged among health care providers, insurers and clearinghouses involved in processing payments

Trading Privacy for Security in a Post-9/11 World:
IPD Group (press release) – Washington,DC,USA
Calabasas, CA – March 26,2008 – The issue of “Privacy vs. National Security” continues to inspire heated public debate. Since 9/11, Americans have struggled

Prostitution and Privacy
Gay City News – USA
It was hard to arrive back home without considering the striking lack of privacy in the United States. The British make no fond public embrace of

Barack, Hillary John – Does anyone know where our (your) privacy
Blogger News Network – USA
About a week ago, I wrote a post about Britney having her privacy “jacked” by a bunch of “naughty” hospital employees. This occurred at one of the most

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