CPR for Wednesday, April 23, 2008

EU vows no privacy breaches with US visa accords
Reuters – USA
However some EU lawmakers have expressed concerns and called for specific guarantees that privacy will not be breached. Barrot called for fast progress

Former deputy privacy boss guilty of fraud
News.gov.hk – Hong Kong
The District Court has convicted former Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Anthony Lam for using false documents to swindle $120000 in allowances

Privacy Disaster At Twitter: Direct Messages Exposed
TechCrunch – Atherton,CA,USA
This is a major privacy slip up for Twitter. Forget downtime, this causes direct and substantial harm to anyone affected. And if it happened to one or two

Hong Kong ex-privacy boss found guilty in dishonest expense claims
Earthtimes – London,UK
Hong Kong – The former deputy privacy commissioner in Hong Kong could face jail after being found guilty of dishonestly claiming more than 100000 Hong Kong

Just An Online Minute… Out, Out, Damned Cookie: Phorm Privacy Battle
Mediapost.com – New York,NY,USA
But some in the UK are questioning whether the technology infringes on people’s privacy. The nonprofit think tank Foundation for Information Policy Research

Snowe’s genetic privacy bill wins support
MaineToday.com – Portland,ME,USA
2008 04:36 PM WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Democrats and Republicans struck a deal on Tuesday to consider landmark legislation protecting genetic privacy.

Jabber, Privacy Networks Partners On IM Archiving
techrockies.com – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
Denver-based Jabber, Inc., which develops instant messaging software, and Louisville, Colorado-based Privacy Networks, a provider of archiving appliances,

Privacy and draft picks don’t mix in the NFL
The story, typically, doesn’t raise any questions about privacy, or how much a potential employer has a right to know about a potential employee.

Is It Impossible to Protect Your Privacy?
AlterNet – San Francisco,CA,USA
So what’s a privacy-conscious person to do? Cut up all credit cards and use just cash? Forgo a passport and foreign travel? “The only real protection the

Google Yet To Make Headway On Cookies Pledge In Privacy Debate
Search Engine Land – Redding,CT,USA
Google and the other major search engines have all be criticized in both the US and Europe over privacy issues and consumer data retention.

Privacy watchdog to get new powers
Computing – London,UK
The UK privacy watchdog will be given power to spot check government departments by the end of the year, according to Information Commissioner Richard

Cyber Security KTN issues privacy guidelines
Computing – London,UK
Businesses must meet privacy requirements at four stages of any project lifecycle that may involve personal information, according to a report from the

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