CPR for Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Canadian govt investigating agency hack of woman’s Net connection
ITProPortal – London,UK
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart’s office is quoted as saying, however, that government agency operatives do have supervisory access to the

Former beer pitchman in pornography and privacy court battle
Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
TORONTO – The trial of a former television pitchman could be a precedent-setting case in deciding the privacy rights of Internet subscribers who are the

EU whacks Google privacy policy
Infoconomy – London,England,UK
Yesterday, Google’s global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer – playing the role normally filled by Microsoft’s Brad Smith – insisted that keeping data

Phone data transfers to FBI heighten privacy concerns
Boston Globe – United States
a Michigan Democrat, sent a letter to colleagues citing privacy concerns over one of the Quantico circuits and demanding more information about it.

Fight for privacy unleashes publicity
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Because of an apparent attempt to protect their privacy, hundreds of thousands of people were introduced to the Borings over the past several days.

Effectiveness of medical privacy law is questioned
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — When Congress passed a federal medical privacy law more than a decade ago,

Labor to revamp Privacy Act
Australian IT – Australia
THE Rudd Government is ready to overhaul the 20-year-old Privacy Act and build a privacy regime to serve modern Australia, Special Minister of State John

In libraries, privacy or common good?
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
But more incredible are the justifications offered by some “progressives,” who defend the library’s dismissal of the single mother of two on privacy grounds

Parliament backs new law to boost internet privacy in Pridnestrovie
Tiraspol Times & Weekly Review – Tiraspol,Moldova
A new law in Pridnestrovie will boost the privacy of internet users by making it a crime to release the content of private communications.

Press watchdog to probe privacy of online social networking
HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk – UK
by holdthefrontpage staff Newspaper watchdog the Press Complaints Commission is conducting research into public attitudes to privacy in relation to social

EC Group Could Spur Search Privacy Sea Change
E-Commerce Times – USA
By Erika Morphy A working group of the European Commission has issued some stringent recommendations about privacy policies that are likely to make Google

Search engine activities threat to privacy, say commission officials
EUobserver.com – Brussels,Belgium
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Search engines should not hold on to personal data at the end of six months due to privacy concerns, the European Commission’s data

Washington Times Examines Medical Record Privacy Issues
Kaiser network.org – Washington,DC,USA
Privacy consultant Robert Gellman said, “There is a lot of promise about medicine going to electronic records. Those who are promoting it talk about its

Employers defy privacy by using Facebook
Tennessee Journalist – Knoxville,TN,USA
In online environments, privacy settings are a more common form of consent. Zuckerberg gives users multiple privacy settings to choose from.

Medical records of Congressional Privacy Caucus Chairman
OhMyGov! – Washington,DC,USA
In an ironic twist of fate, the medical records of the co-chairman of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, Rep. Joe Barton, and 3000 other people were stolen

Schwarzenegger calls for better privacy protections
Tampa Bay’s 10 – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
SACRAMENTO, CA — California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling on hospitals to do a better job protecting their patients’ privacy.

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