CPR for Monday, September 28, 2009

Gun owners up in arms
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
Van Loan said his office is looking into the incident and he plans to ask Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart to examine whether Canada’s privacy laws
RCMP in hot water after releasing gun owners’ info
Toronto Sun – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
In an interview with Sun Media, Van Loan said his office is looking into the incident and he plans to ask Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart to examine
Safety minister takes shot at RCMP for disclosing gun-registry info
Vancouver Sun – Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
A spokeswoman for the office of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said it does not appear “on the surface” that the Mounties violated the Privacy Act.
Know What You Did Last Summer
Ontarian – Guelph,ON,Canada
Under pressure from the Canadian Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, the multi-national, digital nation state that is Facebook listened and changed.
Privacy at issue in marijuana regulation
Long Beach Press-Telegram
By Phillip Zonkel, Staff Writer LONG BEACH — A controversial item that critics have said would violate medical marijuana patients’ privacy rights is part of
Critics: Pandemic emergency bill tramples privacy rights
MetroWest Daily News
By Nancy Reardon Critics of a pandemic preparedness bill pending in the Legislature say it would allow all those things and sets the stage for a medical
Panelists Consider Location-Based Privacy and P2P Arms Race
BroadbandCensus.com
Janice Tsai, a graduate student from Carnegie Mellon University, presented a paper on the privacy concerns of these applications.
The Associated Press

What’s government’s role in making the Web secure?
The Associated Press
Corporate leaders and privacy advocates quickly objected, saying the government must not seize control of the Internet. Lawmakers dropped it, but the debate

Ex-partners of HIV-positive people struggle with privacy rules
Canada.com
“Beth” – a Saskatoon woman whose name has been changed to protect her privacy – made several phone calls to the clinic over the ensuing days,

Location tracking on cell phones raises privacy concerns
San Jose Mercury News
But after talking with privacy advocates last week, I’m concerned about who’s keeping track of my location — and what
they’re doing with that data.
Corporations can claim personal privacy interest
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Corporations can have a “personal privacy” interest that can cause their records to be withheld from government release under a Freedom of Information Act
DHS privacy report: Laptop searches at airports infrequent
Computerworld
The US Department of Homeland Security’s annual privacy report card revealed more details on the agency’s controversial policy involving searches of
Cloud Computing Gains Momentum but Security and Privacy Issues Persist
Government Technology
It’s official: Cloud computing has arrived — and it appears to be the hit of the party. The Pew Internet & American Life Project released survey results in
Washington Post

Alcohol-Sniffing Anklet Saves Money but Stirs Privacy Fears
Washington Post
While law enforcement has been using satellite-based GPS to track offenders’ whereabouts for some time, privacy advocates say the alcohol-monitoring device

What’s Privacy in the Age of Facebook?
Huffington Post (blog)
Make no mistake, this is all about privacy. Not the old-fashioned parchment scroll, carried by courier on horseback from the castle to the king’s army. ..

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