CPR for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A precedent on Internet privacy
Globe and Mail – Canada
An Ontario Superior Court judge may rule as early as tomorrow in a precedent-setting Internet privacy case that could significantly set back how police

Kids don’t protect online privacy: survey
Calgary Herald – AB, Canada
“Sometimes kids will invite strangers into their bedroom through the privacy of their web camera,” she said, “and because there’s that layer, they’ll think

ORG welcomes chief privacy officer appointment at Phorm
Telecom Paper (subscription) – Houten,Netherlands
Online behavioural technology provider Phorm has named Jeffrey Brooks as its first chief privacy officer, writes nma.co.uk. The move has been welcomed by

New Self-Destructing Instant Messaging Technology That Provides
CNNMoney.com – USA
That’s why we created an application that now gives consumers back their privacy and control,” said Darin Myman, President and CEO of BigString.

Online photo privacy urged
The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com – Ann Arbor,MI,USA
Experts say Cook isn’t alone when it comes to learning the dark side of online privacy. And with social and photo-sharing networks continuing to grow,

Colleges struggle with privacy laws
Seattle Times – United States
“The bottom line is that you’d always rather have a privacy lawsuit than a death lawsuit,” said Robert Smith, a Boston lawyer who specializes in advising

AOL CPO Jules Polonetsky on Hitting the Privacy Sweet Spot
E-Commerce Times – USA
By Rachelle Crum AOL has launched a new privacy campaign in an effort to make users more aware of how the company utilizes their search data and other

Phorm hires first chief privacy officer
New Media Age – London,UK
Privacy lobbyist, the Open Rights Group, has praised Phorm for hiring its first chief privacy officer. The behavioural targeting company has appointed

US: NAA says QuadrantOne’s privacy principles could violate First
editorsweblog.org – USA
Embracing meaningful privacy policies that fully disclose prior to collection, and ensuring affirmative user consent, must be incorporated into our concept

Virginia Senator Seeks To Amend Privacy Law
The measure would add a “safe harbor” provision to a 1974 federal privacy law, which would allow school officials to release information if it’s deemed

Create Web site privacy policies
ZDNet Asia – Asia
Let’s take a closer look at providing a privacy policy on your site. The basic premise of a Web site privacy policy is to tell the user community what data

South Carolina Workers’ Comp Exclusivity Doesn’t Bar Invasion of
Insurance Journal – San Diego,CA,USA
A South Carolina workers’ compensation exclusivity statute did not bar an employee from filing claims for invasion of privacy and false imprisonment in a

Reverse Cell Phone Lookups and the History of Phone Privacy
Los Angeles Chronicle – CA, USA
A telephone user´s privacy should be respected, but unfortunately there are certain nefarious individuals who have no regard for a telephone user´s privacy,

Late Night Telemarketing Calls Are Illegal – Know Your Rights To
Los Angeles Chronicle – CA, USA
The TCPA has made many efforts to protect the privacy rights of telephone users by placing restrictions on telemarketing companies.

Fears over advert system privacy
BBC News – UK
But concerns have been raised about privacy implications. Dr Richard Clayton, treasurer of the Foundation for Information Policy Research and a professor at

Student mental health
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Given the carnage and frightening increase in campus attacks, privacy cannot be allowed to unconditionally trump safety. Fortunately, federal officials

Privacy a concern in culture of snooping on staff
The Canberra Times – Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,Australia
Just how much right they have to do so is unclear often when the issue arises, it is within an argument about privacy and propriety rather more than droit

Clarifying Schools Sharing Student Records
WHSV – Harrisonburg,VA,USA
The reports found that confusion among school officials, administrators and institutions in interpreting federal education privacy law is often a barrier to

Court rules employees have right to electronic privacy
Globes – Rishon Le-Zion,Israel
Under the present situation, an employer wishing to access his employees’ email must ensure he is not violating two laws – the Protection of Privacy Law

Balancing Privacy and Free Speech in “Behavioral Targeting”
Entrepreneur – USA
There’s a delicate balance between privacy rights and free speech, as Wendy Davis of Just an Online Minute pointed out yesterday. Courts have tended to give

The Phorm privacy debate – London
BBC News – UK
I’m at the Phorm privacy meeting in London, where the creators of the controversial online ad system are coming face to face with some of their most vocal

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