CPR for Friday, May 2, 2008

Carleton boss defends keeping Nadia’s secrets
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
The letter comes days after Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said universities can disclose students’ personal information in “compelling

IT security lessons from Chrysler’s data loss
Computerworld – Oslo,Oslo,Norway
A spokesperson for federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart told ComputerWorld Canada Wednesday that its office has received about 50 inquires from

Privacy commissioner seeks ‘quick fixes’ to Act
TheChronicleHerald.ca – Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
Jennifer Stoddart, in an interview Wednesday with The Canadian Press, acknowledged that a minority Parliament may not be the best place to completely

Ritz in hot seat over CWB ethics
Saskatoon Western Producer (subscription) – Saskatoon,Saskatchewan,Canada
In letters to privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and ethics commissioner Mary Dawson, Easter complained that even after CWB president Greg Arason told

Life before privacy
The Province – Vancouver,BC,Canada
Joey Thompson’s column on suicide alerts mentioned that one family member has asked for changes to privacy laws and policies that bar medical experts from

California court posting personal data in documents, privacy
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
By Jaikumar Vijayan May 1, 2008 (Computerworld) Privacy advocates claim that Social Security numbers, medical histories, tax records, bank account data and

Government puts Italians’ tax returns on the Internet, privacy
International Herald Tribune – France
But the experiment provoked a storm of protests over privacy rights. And a top official in Italy’s outgoing government was forced Thursday to defend his

Facebook and privacy
BBC News – UK
I’ve always been pretty relaxed – both because I’m very careful about how much information I give away, and because I think I know my way around privacy

Genetics and privacy Hands off, maybe
Economist – UK
And health is not the only area where genetic privacy is under assault. The more interesting side of the story, insists Hank Greely of Stanford University,

Income tax secrets go up online — and promptly come down amid fury
Times Online – UK
The country’s privacy watchdog ordered the national tax office, the Agenzia delle Entrate, to suspend publication on its website of personal information

UCSF waited six months before telling patients of data breach
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
“This is a large and very significant data breach,” said Pam Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy Forum, a nonprofit public interest research and

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