CPR for Thursday, April 10 2008

Canadian firms putting a lock on data privacy
Globe and Mail – Canada
Last year, when Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce subsidiary Talvest Mutual Funds was forced by the federal privacy commissioner to reveal it had lost a

Google, AOL, Yahoo Band Together – To Fight Web Privacy Bill
Silicon Alley Insider – New York,NY,USA
“These guys want the unadulterated right to invade the privacy of the citizens of this state and we’re not going to let them do that,” he said.

The Best Way To Maintain Your Phone Privacy
Los Angeles Chronicle – CA, USA
If your phone privacy is extremely important to you, it is essentially that you take the necessary steps to protect your privacy to the best of your ability

Sweepstakes That Require Your Phone Number May Threaten Your Privacy
Los Angeles Chronicle – CA, USA
The reason is because you could be legally signing your privacy away without realizing it. Many of the forms you fill out for sweepstakes, contests, etc.,

Web Companies Raise Volume Of Objections To Privacy Bill
Mediapost.com – New York,NY,USA
The sponsor of the bill, New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, said the measure is needed to protect people’s privacy. “They’re taking the position

EU privacy panel calls for 6-month time limit on personal data
CNNMoney.com – USA
BRUSSELS, Apr. 10, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) — The European Union’s privacy panel, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party,

Phorm rival awaits privacy outcome 11:27AM, Thursday 10th April 2008
PC Pro – London,UK
Evans claims the company is waiting to fully understand the privacy implications Phorm is encountering before making a move into the market.

Google Maps under fire for ignoring privacy
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
By Erin Tennant and Jack Hawke Internet search giant Google has been accused of ignoring people’s privacy while taking photos for a new online mapping

Google Et Al Must Try Harder On Privacy, EU Says
Forbes – NY,USA
Europe’s Article 29 Working Party on data privacy, which advises the European Commission executive, has concluded search engines should reduce the time for

Business invited to take part in inaugral privacy awards
Computerworld Australia – Australia
Federal Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis yesterday called on business, government agencies and community organisations to participate in the inaugral

Google won’t guarantee image privacy
Scopical – Sydney,NSW,Australia
Google has refused to give a guarantee that people’s privacy will be respected when it’s Street View product comes to Australia. The service has seen Google

Privacy Experts’ Roundtable Report Will Highlight Privacy
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
It is essential for the HIM industry to better educate health professionals on how to prevent breaches of the privacy of health information. 2.

Groups call for teen privacy protections on Facebook, MySpace
CNet News.com Blog – USA
Facebook, for example, may use data on its members to send a targeted ad, according to the company’s privacy policy. “We ask that the FTC…recommend

Aussie privacy reforms to deal with social networks
Builder AU – Australia
By Suzanne Tindal, ZDNet.com.au | 2008/04/09 17:43:02 The government plans to reform Australia’s 20 year old privacy laws so they are better placed to deal

HHS launches new Web site on HIPAA privacy
Chiropractic Economics – Ponte Vedra Beach,FL,USA
The new Web site coincides with the fourth anniversary of the enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The Web site provides comprehensive information about

Why Google puts privacy second
CNET Blogs – Cupertino,CA,USA
However, in order to avoid creating a situation where only clickers lose their privacy, the company logs data on all searchers instead. That is, the privacy

EU Says Search Engines Threaten Privacy
BusinessWeek – USA
Google defends its present system by Leigh Phillips Search engines should not hold on to personal data at the end of six months due to privacy concerns,

President’s Council To Call for Expansion of Federal Privacy Rules
iHealthBeat – Oakland,CA,USA
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is expected to call for changes to federal privacy rules in an effort to make patients more

Privacy fears as Google hits road
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A US couple is suing the search engine for invasion of privacy after photographs of their home, on a street clearly marked with a private road sign,

Privacy watchdog OKs controversial web-tracking
Times Online – UK
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said today that the service did not infringe the privacy of ISP customers, because although it tracks an

UCLA Data Breaches Prompt Criticism of Medical Privacy Laws
California Healthline – Oakland,CA,USA
Recently disclosed data breaches at UCLA Medical Center have led some critics of federal and state medical privacy laws to question whether the laws are

Sharing Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World
Information World Review – London,UK
Librarians are also more wary of sharing their personal information on social networking sites, and more concerned about the lack of privacy in online

White House science and tech panel will call for broader privacy law
Government Health IT – Falls Church,VA,USA
At a meeting with President Bush yesterday, council members told the president that “privacy legislation is imperative to the advancement of personalized

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