CPR for Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Briefs: Ad research at Disney; Google privacy
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
After privacy complaints, Google Inc. is beginning to automatically blur faces of people captured in the street photos taken for its Internet map program.

Privacy group launches Phorm spoiler
PC Pro – London,UK
A privacy group has launched a new piece of software that it claims will make the data collected by the Phorm advertising service “absolutely worthless”.

Woman Exposing Her Breasts Highlights Privacy Concerns Of Google
Tom’s Guide – Culver City,CA,USA
Google has said that it is currently working on ways to automatically blur the faces of anyone their lenses snap so as to preserve their privacy (and,

Charges Filed In Internet Privacy Theft
Hartford Courant – United States
By EDMUND H. MAHONY | The Hartford Courant Federal authorities in New Haven and Los Angeles have charged dozens of people with running an international

Google Health Launches to Questions About Privacy
eWeek – New York, NY
By Clint Boulton Google formally launched its Google Health effort to help patients access their PHRs (personal health records) no matter where they are,

Google Reassures On Mapping Europe
Forbes – NY,USA
One EU official recently raised concerns about the potential invasion of privacy, an issue that is more sensitive in Europe, than in the States.

Privacy issues lead to Google Street View facial blur
The Tech Herald – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Google bows to privacy concerns and adds facial blur to Street View images. Image: Sam_UL/Flickr. Street View, which is an interactive element of Google

EU warns Google over photos on Street View
The Associated Press –
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The EU’s top data protection supervisor said Thursday that Google Inc.’s “Street View” map and imaging feature could pose privacy

Google takes the people out of Street View
SmartCompany.com.au – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Google has moved to address concerns about the privacy of individuals captured on its Street View service by implementing new face blurring software,

HHS Adds New Enforcement Data to its Web Site on HIPAA Privacy
Compliance Home – West Des Moines,IA,USA
(May 19, 2008)– In response to continuing interest in HHS enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Office for Civil Rights today made available to the

Google ‘street view’ maps may breach EU privacy laws
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
By Leigh Phillips in Brussels Google could face difficulties with European privacy laws if it launches the Street View feature of its maps service in

Charter in Privacy Hot Seat Over Web Tracking
PC World – USA
This, of course, brings about privacy concerns, which is the main reason two congressmen are attacking the service, but if Charter, or any other ISP for

Data privacy groups attack planned employers’ ‘black-list’
Data quality news – London,UK
Data security experts and workers’ organisations have hit out at plans to introduce an online database which would allow employers to list former employees

After Google calls Facebook’s bluff, Zuckerberg says “let’s see if
The response: Facebook blocks Google access claiming privacy concerns, while the search giant says it’s done nothing wrong as users have to explicily opt-in

Google’s Street View Sparks EU Privacy Concerns
ShortNews.com – Regensburg,Germany
The European Union has warned Google that its “Street View” feature on its Google Maps service may breach EU privacy laws, and they should consider reform

Get your free security and privacy booklet
Computeractive – London,UK
Computeractive readers can download an e-booklet that contains guides on the basics of home PC security. The booklet is in the Zinio Light format,

Passwords no longer work to protect privacy
North Florida NewsDaily – Glen Saint Mary,FL,USA
Stories develop almost daily regarding issues of identity theft and privacy loss caused by failures of businesses to protect their customers.

Online users to be more sensitive to privacy
Business Spectator – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
By a staff reporter Online uses will become more sensitive to their privacy and resist online tracking, move from anonymity to authenticity of users,

Facebook Privacy Controls Unveiled
Half Life Source – USA
Privacy controls for Facebook will be available to its 67 million members starting Wednesday. The group private lists allow users to set profile information

Askcom Offers a Little More Privacy
Half Life Source – USA
Ask is attacking from the privacy flank. The new tool, AskEraser is a privacy control that dumps information about users’ search queries within just a few

Giving up privacy for security — or not
Roanoke Times – Roanoke,VA,USA
Americans have far less privacy than they did prior to 9/11. But court prosecutions don’t indicate much security resulted from the sacrifice.

Security, Privacy Offices Must Combine Resources
SearchSecurity.com – Needham,MA,USA
by Ben Halpert Security and privacy teams must work together to protect personal information in the digital age. In the digital age, privacy has become a

Business, in brief
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Cable company Charter Communications Inc. should delay plans to track customers’ Internet use because of privacy concerns, two members of Congress said.

Coming to Health Care: The Challenge of Privacy 2.0
World Health Care Blog – Washington,DC,USA
by Fred Fortin Lawrence Lessig wrote in Free Culture, that “privacy was assured because of the inefficient architecture for gathering data and hence a

Patient Privacy Report Calls for Comprehensive Framework
HealthBeat – Oakland,CA,USA

On Thursday, the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Health Privacy Project released a report recommending a comprehensive privacy and security framework

Smart Targeting Respects Consumers’ Privacy
Sadly as an industry we seem less attentive to consumer privacy given the recent pathetic response to the FTC’s attempts to create a dialogue on the subject

Google Finally Bows to Privacy Advocates and Agrees to Blur
PC World – USA
In response to a lengthy privacy backlash Google announced it will blur all faces in its Google Maps Street View service. Google says it will use facial

Facebook Disconnects Google Friend Connect
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
Facebook says it denied Google Friend Connect access to Facebook user data for failing to respect its privacy requirements. By Thomas Claburn Facebook isn’t

Data shuffling as a way to protect privacy
NetworkWorld.com – Southborough,MA,USA
Sarathy is collaborating with a researcher at the University of Kentucky on the effort, which is being designed in part to address privacy concerns raised

Google Maps Could Cross EU Privacy Laws
BusinessWeek – USA
At the same time, privacy concerns have arisen, as people walking down a street are also captured by the photographs. They are not so worried about being

US Reps Markey, Barton Question Charter About Web Tracking
CNNMoney.com – USA
This is not the first time they have raised privacy questions about Internet ventures. Earlier this year, Barton had a similar experience with Google Inc.

ISP Network Inspection Under Attack
E Canada Now – Brantford,Ontario,Canada
CIPPIC has lodged an official complaint with the privacy commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, requesting that the office of the commissioner look into

Google starts blurring faces on Street View
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Street View is not yet available for Canadian locations, but Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart in September warned that the service could violate

Bell Canada chokes P2P and privacy?
Register – London,England,UK
With a letter (PDF) to Canada privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, CIPPIC director Philippa Lawson asks if this sort of behavior violates Canadian

Bell Canada Accused Of Privacy Violations
MediaPost Publications – New York,USA
A spokesperson for Canada’s privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said the office had received the complaint and intends to launch a probe.

EU warns Google in advance of European Street View debut
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
Hustinx’s comment references statements made by Google last fall in response to Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, who had voiced concern that

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