CPR for Friday, April 4, 2008

Civil liberties group says BC school survey violates privacy
The Canadian Press – VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER — The BC Civil Liberties Association says a survey of provincial high school students violates the privacy rights of students.

Blame Privacy Breach on Processes Not People
WTN News – Madison,WI,USA
March 24th marked the day of one more privacy breach of someone’s healthcare records. Nothing unusual there except one of the 3000 electronic patient

GPS on a mobile – a major boon or a privacy invasion?
ITProPortal – London,UK
All well and good, but what about the privacy issues? How long with the cellular networks agree to keep your location private? How long before they sell

Q&A: Chris Kelly, chief privacy officer of Facebook
Times Online – UK
We do have several of our own tools besides the privacy settings. We have systems that operate behind the scenes to detect anomalous behaviour,

Lawmaker who deals in privacy issues is stolen laptop victim
WIS – Columbia,SC,USA
Ironically, he’s a co-chairman of a congressional caucus that focuses on protecting consumer privacy. The Texas Republican says he found out about the theft

Lawmaker’s Health Data on Stolen Laptop
The Associated Press –
Ironically, Barton is one of the founders of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, which has as its mission the education of members of Congress and their

Editorial: New privacy rules benefit student health and safety
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times Online Edition – Blacksburg,VA,USA
The new student privacy rules proposed by the Department of Education will provide key updates to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and expand

Franklin Park couple says Google invaded their privacy
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
By The Tribune-Review A Franklin Park couple sued Google claiming the California-based Internet search giant’s Street View application invades their privacy

Privacy vs. security
Indiana Daily Student – USA
Specifically, the department is seeking to ease certain privacy rules, which were created as a function of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Can an Eavesdropper Protect Your Privacy?
New York Times Blogs – New York,NY,USA
By Saul Hansell I wrote last month about a new crop of companies that is likely to spawn what I called “the mother of all privacy battles.

Privacy laws force a rethink of CCTV
Convenience Store – Crawley,England,UK
The code requires operators to carry out an “impact assessment” to judge whether installing CCTV is justified, or if other “less privacy-intrusive”

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