CPR for Monday, May 26, 2008

Private access law meeting raises ire
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart will speak to a similar workshop in the Rideau Club on a separate day. That session is being organized by the Public

Web Registrar Changing Privacy Rules
mediacaster – Toronto,Canada
New privacy policies concerning the identity of website owners will be adopted next month, significantly changing the way domain address owners can be

Move to protect Canadians’ privacy on Net irritates police
The Canadian Press – VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER — Sweeping changes to Canada’s home on the World Wide Web will put the country on the vanguard of Internet privacy. But while law enforcement

Anti-piracy strategy will undermine privacy, critic says
Globe and Mail – Canada
Many privacy and consumer advocates fear the new rules will be unfairly restrictive and favour the movie, television and music industries over individuals.

Ottawa urged to share database
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian speaks to reporters at a news conference after releasing her annual report May 21, 2008.

Privacy Forum launched in Ireland
Trade Channels – Dublin,Ireland
Trade News | 26 May 2008 : The Irish Computer Society (ICS) has set up the ICS Privacy Forum, an independent group focused on data protection and related

Facebook, Google in Stalemate over Social Data
Techtree.com – Mumbai,India
But no sooner did they introduce the new features than Facebook suspended ‘Friend Connect’ citing privacy policies as reason.

Revisiting Semantic Web’s Pros and Cons
InternetNews.com – USA
The second, which is more concerned with the social impact of technology, counters that this would result in a massive invasion of privacy and that it will

Eroding privacy does not provide security
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
But eroding the privacy of every citizen does not enhance our security; and placing 60 million people under permanent surveillance to deal with isolated

German Privacy Specialists Warn of Social Network Dangers
Deutsche Welle – Germany
German privacy specialists are concerned about the practices of online social networks and recommend against revealing too much about yourself.

The Complete Guide to Internet Privacy
Mother Earth News – Topeka,KS,USA
The technologies, like the pathways of commerce, are new, and for the time being there are few laws regulating your online security and privacy.

Phone Companies That Allowed Wiretaps Shouldn’t Get Immunity
PC World – USA
To be sure, this is a thorny issue that pits concerns over civil liberties and privacy against national security and government secrecy.

A Victory for Privacy: California Senate Rejects Bill to Allow
California Progress Report – Oakland,CA,USA
The Consumer Federation of California opposed SB 1096 (Calderon) because it raised significant privacy and health care concerns for patients.

HIPAA Revisited, Part 1: Privacy vs. Portability
TechNewsWorld – Sherman Oaks,CA,USA
Responding to heightened concerns about the privacy of individuals’ medical and healthcare information, the federal government in 1996 introduced HIPAA,

Facebook battles Google over access to user data
Register – London,England,UK
Facebook, though, has claimed that the Google service violates user privacy and its own terms and conditions and has suspended access to the service,

• Another view
Waterloo Record – Waterloo,Ontario,Canada
But Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has issued a welcome reminder that such claims should never be accepted at face value. In her annual report,

Good year for privacy, Ontario commissioner says
Globe and Mail – Canada
For the first time ever, Commissioner Ann Cavoukian used her power in September of 2007 to order the city of Ottawa and the Ottawa police to stop collecting

Ont. privacy czar worried about high-tech licences
CTV.ca – Canada
Ann Cavoukian is raising concerns because the federal government is not willing to make citizenship information available to the provinces that are creating

Ottawa urged to share citizenship info with provinces for high
The Canadian Press – TORONTO
provinces to build their own extensive databases from scratch, which will waste money and create a “magnet” for identity thieves, said Ann Cavoukian.

Sharing citizenship data a ‘no brainer,’ Ottawa told
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
Privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian said Ottawa has not given a reason why its citizenship information cannot be shared. “Don’t ask us to re-create this

Secure ID program at border risks privacy loss, high spending
Niagara Falls Review – Niagara Falls,Ontario,Canada
“Don’t ask us to recreate this information,” Ann Cavoukian said in her annual report released Wednesday. “It would pose enormous risks in terms of

Ottawa urged to share database
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian speaks to reporters at a news conference after releasing her annual report May 21, 2008.

Ontario’s privacy czar frustrated by lack of progress on EHR
InterGovWorld.com – Toronto,ON,Canada
In her annual report for 2007 released Wednesday, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian urged the province to make a privacy-protective

Process for encrypting drivers licences with citizenship data must
Niagara Falls Review – Niagara Falls,Ontario,Canada
“Don’t ask us to recreate this information,” Ann Cavoukian said in her annual report, released Wednesday. “It would pose enormous risks in terms of

Singing praises of privacy
Toronto Sun – Ontario, Canada
By JONATHAN JENKINS, QUEEN’S PARK BUREAU Ann Cavoukian has information she just can’t keep private. “I am so happy to tell you that
2007 was a very good

Google, Facebook in stalemate over social data
The Associated Press –
Facebook quickly objected, citing privacy concerns. Normally dealing with other companies one on one, Facebook can block a service it feels violates its

Genetic Protections Don’t Include Privacy, Says Gene Tester
Wired News – USA
Right now, our company, QTrait, is addressing these issues by guaranteeing our clients genetic privacy. We feel the only way to ensure that genetic data is

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