CPR for Friday, May 23, 2008

Privacy and ‘online’ dating are not mutually exclusive
Canadian National Newspaper – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The problem with most dating sites is they offer no privacy. Because profiles/photos must be searchable by other members, there is a requirement to

Major advances made in Access and Privacy, says Commissioner Ann
Canada NewsWire (press release) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
of information and protection of privacy, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said today, as she released her 2007 Annual Report.

Report: Ontario improving at protecting privacy
Toronto Sun – Ontario, Canada
information and protecting the privacy of citizens, Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said in her annual report released today.

House’s eye once again on Google buy
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
of DoubleClick after a US lawmaker demanded to know how the Internet company will protect consumers’ privacy once their operations are combined.

Republican politico takes aim at Google, yet again
CNET News.com – San Francisco,CA,USA
It would be one thing if Barton were a principled privacy advocate who was also assailing Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, and so on. But he’s not.

Privacy laws let suspect go free
Florida Times-Union – Jacksonville,FL,USA
That didn’t happen because Sacks was never arrested and, hence, was protected under federal privacy laws. The hospital couldn’t release information on him,

From This Corner-Guilt by privacy rule and official impatience
Barnstable Patriot – Barnstable,MA,USA
Officials say it is because local personnel regulations give contractual privacy to employees, in other words, a curtain behind which to hide.

New Tax Plan Could Jeopardize Small Business Owners’ Privacy
Washington Post – United States
The plan has come under fire from privacy groups, who say it will create another private sector database tied to the Social Security numbers at a time when

Despite Privacy Gains, Kennedy’s Health May Put Bill in Limbo
iHealthBeat – Oakland,CA,USA
by George Lauer, iHealthBeat Features Editor Patient privacy advocates were busy last week, lobbying for and getting new privacy provisions in the stalled

9 Firefox Extensions to Protect Your Privacy
WebWorkerDaily – San Francisco,CA,USA
In light of the continuing brouhaha over online privacy (as exemplified most recently by the deal between Charter and NebuAd) it’s worth asking the simple

Privacy laws thwarting gas theft investigation
The Reporter – Fond du Lac,WI,USA
The patient privacy law known as the Health Insurance Protection and Portability Act (HIPPA) prevents medical facilities from releasing patient records.

PCC issues 250 privacy rulings in a year
Out-Law.com – London,England,UK
The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) made 250 rulings on alleged media breaches of privacy last year, it has said. The printed media’s self-regulatory body

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