CPR for Thursday, January 8, 2009

Loose lab documents spark probe
Canoe.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Spence said the commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, immediately contacted the lab when she learned about the possible breach of privacy.

921 use veto on adoption records | Canada | News | Toronto Sun
Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian fought hard to ensure that the adoption information disclosure legislation included a veto. The first law introduced by the Dalton McGuinty government did not include a

Plan to extend police-hacking powers gathers pace
ZDNet UK – UK
Privacy campaigner Simon Davies, director of Privacy International, called on the Home Office to reform the warrant process so remote searches of computer

Will 2009 mark the decline of online user privacy in the UK?
The Industry Standard – San Francisco,CA,USA
The US tends to view the UK as something akin to a sophisticated grandfather, responsible for its existence, and a relational mirror of sorts.


Extortion Manhunt Highlights Need for Privacy Controls
PC World – USA
Why do we need overarching privacy and security rules governing how companies deal with our most sensitive data? Well, let’s consider the case of the

Ed. Dept. Releases New Rules on Privacy
Education Week News – Bethesda,MD,USA
The US Department of Education has released regulations for the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act that are set to take effect Jan. 8.

DHS office describes how it assesses privacy
Washington Technology – Washington,DC,USA
By Ben Bain The Homeland Security Department’s b office has released a policy guidance document that explains the principles the office uses to assess


Protecting your b online
guardian.co.uk – UK
I’ve come across a few news items recently re privacy issues, such as Phorm, and perhaps of more concern, the proposals suggested for government legislation

Face it, even on the Web we want some privacy
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
Go figure, people want a little privacy on the World Wide Web. To reach Jeneé Osterheldt, call 816-234-4380 or e-mail josterheldt@kcstar.com.

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