CPR for Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Privacy Commissioner comes to Moscoe’s aid
Globe and Mail – Canada
Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian wrote yesterday to the councillor for Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence, to tell him personally that,

Harper government battles for PMO privacy
Winnipeg Sun – Canada
By THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Federal government lawyers are in court battling a principle that Prime Minister Stephen Harper championed during the last

Outcry over BitTorrent blocking stretches to Canada
BetaNews – USA
The Ottawa-based CIPPIC has now asked Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart to examine how Bell and other Canadian ISPs — including Rogers

Bell Canada’s use of deep packet inspection triggers complaint
FierceCIO – Washington,DC,USA
The complaint was filed by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) with Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart.

Q&A: Jules Polonetsky, Chief Privacy Officer, AOL
InternetNews.com – USA
AOL’s top privacy watchdog talks about how online data collection really works, balancing data and consumer privacy, and the government’s role.

Google counters European privacy laws by blurring faces for Street
ComputerWeekly.com – UK
Google is countering European privacy laws over its forthcoming Street View service by blurring the faces of people caught by its cameras,

Privacy campaigner posts 6m personal details online
ZDNet UK – UK
An anonymous hacker has posted six million details of Chilean residents online in a bid to highlight data-protection problems in the country.

Bell Canada’s use of deep packet inspection triggers complaint
FierceCIO – Washington,DC,USA
By Paul Mah Bell Canada’s use of deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies has resulted in a complaint raised over the potential invasion of privacy.

Internet service providers put user privacy at risk
IT Week – London,UK
Not surprisingly, this has many privacy advocates up in arms. To be fair to Phorm, it contends that its service does not store any of the information it

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