CPR for Thursday, October 30, 2008

City to spend another $50000 seeking database access
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
But both, along with Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian, basically said automatic access by councillors would contravene provincial privacy law.

hen the Police Go Through Your Email: Quirk of Search Law Sets
Wall Street Journal – USA
Adam Gershowitz, a professor at the South Texas College of Law, argues law enforcement officials are flirting with a dangerous invasion of privacy under the

State ends review of privacy breaches at hospitals
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER AP Writer LOS ANGELES—The state has ended its investigation into privacy breaches at UCLA hospitals, where celebrities such as

ICE record systems get Privacy Act exemptions
FCW.com – Falls Church,VA,USA
By Ben Bain The Homeland Security Department is exempting two systems that hold immigration-related records from portions of the Privacy Act,


Bono’s Bikini Teens Perplex Facebook’s Privacy
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos, a UK-based security company, believes Facebook’s privacy mechanics deserve some of the blame.

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