CPR for Thursday, May 8, 2008

No warrant needed to seize Radwanski papers, Mountie says
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
Ottawa–A lead investigator in the RCMP probe against former privacy commissioner George Radwanski said the force did not get legal advice before seizing key

Privacy policies blamed for lost records
Times and Transcript – Moncton,New Brunswick,Canada
By Jesse Robichaud FREDERICTON – Ombudsman Bernard Richard has concluded that the Department of Health’s lax privacy policies failed to protect patients’

High-tech licence-plate readers help cops, worry privacy watchdogs
The Canadian Press – VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER — A new high-tech crime-fighting tool that police believe has revolutionary potential is worrying some civil libertarians and privacy watchdogs.

Facebook, 49 states agree on user privacy plan
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Facebook’s chief privacy officer, Chris Kelly, said that the site already has many safety features in place to protect users and that this is just another

Facebook Commits To Stronger Safety And Privacy Measures
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
“Building a safe and trusted online experience has been part of Facebook from its outset,” said Facebook chief privacy officer Chris Kelly in a statement.

Opinion: Benefits of personal health records will eclipse privacy
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
By Jay Cline May 7, 2008 (Computerworld) In five years, the privacy debate over personal health records will be over, and you and I will be storing our

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