CPR for Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Access to information meeting should be public,experts urge
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is scheduled to speak at a separate review of privacy issues also being held at the exclusive Rideau Club.

Student Loses Cell, Privacy When Nude Pics Are Posted
NBC4i.com – Columbus,OH,USA
By Donna Willis COLUMBUS, Ohio — A local young woman lost both her cell phone and her privacy, NBC 4 reported. The student victim lost her phone on the

$350000 Grant to Help Protect Digital Privacy
School Library Journal – USA
ALA’s new privacy initiative begins during its annual conference in Anaheim, CA, in June. On June 29, a forum titled “Privacy: Is it Time for a Revolution?

Google Fights for the Right to Hide Its Privacy Policy
New York Times Blogs – New York,NY,USA
It’s the only one of the big Internet companies that doesn’t put a link to its privacy policy on its home page. Indeed, Google believes so strongly that

Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns Over Hospitals’ Use of Patient Data
California Healthline – Oakland,CA,USA
San Francisco attorney Khaldoun Baghdadi said California’s medical privacy act is “designed to prevent patients from being used as a marketing database,”

Privacy watchdog opposes giant telecoms database
Out-Law.com – London,England,UK
Privacy expert Dr Chris Pounder of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind OUT-LAW.COM, said that the plan would involve greater central Government power and

Telekom Breaks More than Privacy Laws in Criminal Spy Case
Deutsche Welle – Germany
Deutsche Telekom broke more than privacy laws in the criminal spy affair, said legal expert Thomas Hoeren. But without tighter corporate sanctions,

Charter, Google face privacy scrutiny over third-party BT
DM News – New York,NY,USA
In fact, search engine Ask.com got attention in December 2007 when it launched Ask Eraser, a tool that explicitly lets users control their privacy while

Genetic screening safeguard creates unforeseen inequalities
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
This is evident when examining the statutory language of some state genetic privacy laws, which invoke strong notions of privacy originally embraced in the

Critics cite privacy concerns over DC surveillance plan
Examiner.com – USA
WASHINGTON (Map, News) – The District’s plan to centralize 5600 security cameras creates the potential for privacy abuses such as those occurring in New

Phone Giant in Germany Stirs a Furor
New York Times – United States
By MARK LANDLER FRANKFURT — Germany was engulfed in a national furor over threats to privacy on Monday, after an admission by Deutsche Telekom that it had

Patients, privacy rights advocates outraged that patient info used
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
“It feels like an invasion of privacy,” she said. “If I’m sick and I go to a doctor, I don’t want them telling anybody about it. My disease is not for sale.

Germany shocked by new privacy invasion scandal
AFP –
BERLIN (AFP) — Germany has been hit by another privacy scandal, with telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom joining discount food chain Lidl and the state among

Deutsche Telekom admission triggers privacy debate
International Herald Tribune – France
By Mark Landler FRANKFURT: Germany was engulfed in a debate over privacy standards Monday following an admission by Deutsche Telekom that it had

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