CPR for Friday, May 30, 2008

Moscoe no friend of Facebook site
Toronto Town Crier Newspapers – Ontario, Canada
Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said she takes cases like this very seriously. She contacted Facebook about removing the Moscoe

CAN Gov’t Probes Cloud Computing
Web Host Industry Review – USA
In a white paper released yesterday, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian analyzed software’s shift towards web-based services from

Judges say Ottawa secretly checked their income tax returns
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, has received no complaints about the Justice Department report, said spokeswoman

Canadian Law Clinic Files Privacy Complaint Against Facebook
PC World – USA
A Canadian university law clinic has filed a privacy complaint against Facebook, alleging that the social-networking site’s policies include 22 separate

CIPPIC demands Facebook privacy probe
p2pnet.net – Ontario,Canada
p2pnet news | P2P:- Canadian law students have analysed Facebook’s privacy policies in detail and found the claims aren’t what they’re cracked up to be.

RFID privacy and security
CR80News – Tallahassee,FL,USA
The issues of privacy and security, although interrelated, are different. With respect to RFID, we define these issues as follows: Privacy: the ability of

New report on watermarks and privacy misses the point
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
CDT’s report is aimed at helping the implementors of digital watermarking technologies do so in a way that preserves user privacy. Unfortunately, the report

Is Google Violating a California Privacy Law?
New York Times – United States
By Saul Hansell After I wrote about Google’s spat with an advertising trade group over the company’s refusal to put a link to its privacy policy on the home

Privacy, the media and the internet
New Statesman – London,England,UK
The collection of essays, called UK Confidential, explores the challenges that a networked, open society poses to personal privacy.

Watermarks need privacy controls, group says
EETimes.com – USA
Digital watermarks can compromise consumer privacy if not designed and deployed correctly, a lobbying group said in a white paper issued today (May 29).

Digital Watermarking Alliance Endorses Privacy Principles
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
Even though billions of digitally watermarked objects have been successfully deployed without any known privacy issues, and only a very small subset of

Regulator warns of mobile Internet privacy concerns
EurActiv – Brussels,Belgium
Searching on the Internet via a mobile phone poses higher privacy-related concerns than traditional computer-based queries, according to the Italian

British newspaper websites liable in France for privacy invasion
Out-Law.com – London,England,UK
Two British newspaper publishers have been fined in French courts because they violated French privacy laws. The publishers were liable because the articles

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