CPR for Thursday, September 3, 2009

Feds dragging feet on Lennikov documents: MP
CBC.ca
The MP is filing a complaint with the federal privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart. Both CSIS and the CBSA have requested an extension, Julian said.
MP defends former KGB agent facing deportation
Canada.com
Julian has written to Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart and asked her to get involved in making more of Lennikov’s personal records available
Ex-KGB agent wants access to personal files to bolster case to
Orleans Star
Julian said he has applied to Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart to appeal the RCMP’s limited disclosures – consisting mostly of a car-accident report
Facebook agreement with Canada will impact everyone
InfoWorld
with Facebook had been reached, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart thanked the company for its cooperation throughout the 14-month investigation.

HHS health IT meetings will focus on privacy, security
Government Health IT
By Mary Mosquera Both panels that advise the national coordinator for health IT plan to focus on privacy and security standards needed to support meaningful
Open Source DNA: Mathematical Formula Protects Genetic Privacy
Scientific Computing
Working with colleagues at the University of California in Berkeley, Halperin devised a mathematical formula that can be used to protect genetic privacy
Google pledges more blurring in Switzerland
The Associated Press
The blurring of people’s faces and license numbers will be significantly improved, said Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel.
Maine Backs Away From Marketing-Privacy Law
Wall Street Journal
The group claimed that the law violated the First Amendment, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, which bans the online collection of
Information commissioner defends lack of journalist privacy
guardian.co.uk
Graham also criticised newspapers because none of the journalists or newspapers named in the 2006 Information Commissioner’s report, What Price Privacy Now,
Washington Post

Flu Trackers Encourage Patients to Blog
Washington Post
Internet surveillance raises questions about privacy and confidentiality. But experts say it has the advantage of speed and can augment the current system ..

Student privacy changes urged
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
“What’s public under (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) anybody can request and demand for a reasonable fee,” he said.

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