CPR for Friday, May 16, 2008

EU Raises Privacy Issue for Google Street View
PC World – USA
Europe’s data protection supervisor, Peter Hustinx, urged Google Thursday to respect local privacy rules as it prepares to launch its Street View function

Bell Canada’s packet inspection violates privacy law, group says
ZDNet – USA
In a complaint to Canada’s privacy commissioner, CIPPIC said it was concerned other large Canadian ISPs were doing the same. In a statement (PDF),

Are Google’s Fuzzy Faces Enough to Head Off EU Privacy Concerns?
CRN – Manhasset,NY,USA
In a pre-emptive strike before it launches its Street View service in Europe and after much criticism from privacy advocates in the US, Google has been

Facebook: Google Friend Connect violates our privacy standards
ZDNet – USA
We hope, though, that we can collectively find a model that allows users to share data while protecting the privacy of our users’ data and ensuring that the

Health Data Systems Need a Comprehensive Privacy and Security
Common Dreams (press release) – Portland,ME,USA
WASHINGTON, DC – May 15 – The Health Privacy Project of the Center for Democracy and Technology today released a paper urging policymakers and the private

Facebook bans Google’s Friend Connect over privacy issues
guardian.co.uk – UK
In a post on Facebook’s Developers blog, Charlie Cheever says it’s banning Google’s Friend Connect to protect its users’ privacy — and, by the way,

The US needs a federal privacy law
ComputerWeekly.com – UK
The US has a wealth of state and federal laws intended to protect privacy, but what it doesn’t have is a federal equivalent to the EU Data Protection

Defending “Fixing the Internet”
InfoWorld – San Francisco,CA,USA
Here’s the most common objection: Regarding the third item in my solution, many have pointed out that it invades people’s privacy, and a few have said that

WhitePages.com grapples with privacy in a Web 2.0 world
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
As Web 2.0, social networking and a changing idea of personal privacy have come to the fore, WhitePages.com has also started to ask itself how it might

IBM and HIPAAT Team to Give Patients Control Over Personal Health
CNNMoney.com – USA
This commercially available patient-directed solution is a privacy-based approach to securely controlling PHI access across diverse healthcare applications

Why web privacy is impossible
Sify – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
If you think Web users have given up on privacy, take a look at Michael Fertik’s e-mail inbox. “I have a restraining order on my brother and he is tracking

South Africa: New Law Gives FSB Leeway On Privacy
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
The Financial Services Board (FSB) will be empowered to disclose confidential information when it is in the public interest in terms of draft legislation

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