CPR for Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Balancing privacy & security: the new video surveillance guidelines
Lawyers Weekly – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Ignoring the guidelines could mean facing an investigation by the privacy commissioner or even a court action over complaints from the public.

Sask. privacy commissioner investigates found records
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
For the second time in a month, boxes of doctors’ records have been turned over to Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner for investigation.

Editor’s Desk: Fool’s Game
SearchSecurity.com – Needham,MA,USA
Those were the words uttered last September by Jennifer Stoddart, privacy commissioner of Canada. That quote should not only be embossed in neon in the CISO

Privacy should have its limits
Westmount Examiner – QC, Canada
The City will not be including question periods in its council meeting website audio postings because it compromises the privacy of those asking questions.

Schwarzenegger calls for better privacy protections
KRIS-TV – Corpus Christi,TX,USA
(AP) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling on hospitals to do a better job protecting their patients’ privacy. His comments come amid

Search firms hit by EU privacy recommendations
Computing – London,UK
The report from the Article 29 Working Party (made up of national privacy commissioners from all 27 EU member states) said that search companies should do

Worldwide: Employment And Privacy Issues In Non-Competition Agreements
Mondaq News Alerts (subscription) – London,UK
The mobility of employees in today’s global economy, and the ease with which electronic data can be moved and copied, make it essential for employers and

Student reports surface on additional breaches of privacy
Binghamton University Pipe Dream – NY, USA
More incidents of the administration mishandling students’ personal information have been reported just three weeks after a School of Management

Microsoft-Yahoo: The Privacy Issue
BusinessWeek – USA
As both pairs of companies evolve to this next level of digital customer intimacy, the potential for privacy problems increases dramatically.

Privacy Fears Threaten Satellite Program
Wall Street Journal – USA
The clash is the latest in a series of conflicts between Democrats on Capitol Hill and the administration over privacy issues stemming from intelligence and

Ecuador: Security and Privacy Concerns on the Internet
Global Voices Online – Cambridge,MA,USA
by Milton Ramirez Ecuador has been in the headlines a lot in 2008 so far. First, torrential rains have fallen and have left much of the country under water.

Podcast: BI and Web 2.0 and the Latest in Location Privacy Lawsuits
DirectionsMag.com – Glencoe,IL,USA
Then, we’ll pick apart the latest data capture privacy lawsuit – where a couple is suing Google over StreetView images of their house.

Stolle’s skepticism protects privacy
The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk,VA,USA
many and likely would have caused some Virginia leaders to cringe if Stolle had not already anticipated the danger and carved out privacy protections.

Google faces invasion of privacy lawsuit from Pennsylvania couple
BloggingStocks – USA
A couple in Pennsylvania who values their privacy is suing Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) because its Street View product is making images of their house

DHS domestic spy satellite plan lacks privacy protections
Raw Story – Cambridge,MA,USA
The lawmakers said they were concerned about the “privacy and civil liberties challenges” posed by the domestic satellite program.

Ponemon Institute Announces 2008 Privacy Trust Rankings of US
Market Wire (press release) – USA
TRAVERSE CITY, MI–(Marketwire – April 7, 2008) – In its 2008 Privacy Trust Study of the United States Government, an annual report measuring the public’s

Celebrity Patients Need Privacy Too
HULIQ (press release) – Hickory,NC,USA
Recent privacy breaches at UCLA Medical Center have brought the issue of the privacy of patient medical records to national attention.

Google Funny Street Views: Discreet Privacy
HULIQ (press release) – Hickory,NC,USA
However, some very funny Google Street View images have surfaced on the internet raising privacy issues. Consider for example, this image from the Chicago

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