CPR for Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Former privacy boss claims he was target
London Free Press – Canada
By JIM BROWN, THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Former federal privacy commissioner George Radwanski says he was unfairly targeted by both the auditor general’s

Sask. privacy commissioner sounds alarm about old office equipment
The Canadian Press – REGINA
The office of Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner says it received a roll of fax machine thermal film last month that contained health data on more than 100

Online health records: Convenience vs. privacy
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Yet there are concerns about how well these privately-operated databases will protect peoples’ privacy. In the US, the issue has already been raised that

Canada’s Privacy Act suddenly comes up for review: a shallow
Hill Times (subscription) – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
The driving force behind this short effort before a Parliamentary summer break appears to be none other than Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart.

Cell Phones, Missing Persons, and Privacy
Slashdot – USA
Privacy is great, perspective is even better. by Goldberg’s Pants (139800) Reading all this just makes me think of “The Wire”. by juventasone (517959) by

Viral video pokes fun at Facebook privacy
NEWS.com.au – Australia
Photo privacy is a big issue on Facebook, where one user can upload and comment on pictures of another person without their consent.

NY appeals court weighs IDs of abused Guantanamo detainees
The Associated Press –
Wolstein said the privacy interests of detainees who were mistreated were important to protect them from “a genuine possibility of harm” if their identities

Brown Disputes Privacy Concerns of DNA Collection
KCBS – CA,USA
Speaking at the DNA lab in Richmond, Brown said concerns about privacy were overblown. “When matches are made, that’s not the end of the story.

Secretary of the State says voter privacy at stake
Stamford Plus Magazine – Stamford,CT,USA
(Voters zone of privacy) Registrars of voters shall ensure that each voting booth is placed so that they are in plain view of all election officials and

Privacy and social networking
On Line opinion – Australia
uncomfortable because you know the risks and perhaps now is the time to start thinking about how to reduce those risks of ID theft and privacy invasion.

Officials Discuss the Importance of Privacy in Online Class
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) – USA
Holding class discussions online raises privacy issues that colleges are still struggling to work through, said David Escalante, director of computer policy

Loopt’s Brian Knapp: Mapping Out a Proactive Privacy Strategy
E-Commerce Times – USA
By Rachelle Crum Since its beginnings, Loopt has reached out to numerous privacy groups and regulators to help spur privacy innovation and to seek guidance

Fees committee breaches privacy
New Zealand Doctor Online – New Zealand
Western Bay of Plenty PHO had held one of its practices back from a fees review appeal, while it pursued a confidentiality agreement with the Midland Fees

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