CPR for Tuesday, December 9, 2008

ID theft feared with new BC driver’s licences
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
And Canada’s privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says she fears the cards may leave people vulnerable to similar breaches of privacy, which could allow

Internet video goes to the movies
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
Hamilton Tiger Cats owner Bob Young, Toronto-based science-fiction author Karl Schroeder and Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart.

Education Department Reworks Privacy Regulations
Wall Street Journal – USA
Timothy M. Kaine to study the event found that confusion over privacy laws kept university administrators from sharing details about Mr. Cho’s troubling

DHS will use new privacy-protection principles
FCW.com – Falls Church,VA,USA
By Ben Bain The Homeland Security Department today announced several new privacy protection principles that DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate will use

GPS tracking of high credit-risk drivers: Good practice or privacy
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
But it still would be a gross violation of the buyer’s privacy. Current GPS tracking systems allow for a remarkable degree of surveillance.


Firefox 3.1 gets some privacy
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
Firefox 3.1 beta 2 is the first chance the public has had to use Mozilla’s long-awaited privacy feature. Private Browsing works similarly to Google Chrome’s

Microsoft Offers to Reduce Search Data in Europe
New York Times – United States
By KEVIN J. O’BRIEN BERLIN — Microsoft offered Monday to abide by a European privacy panel’s request that it reduce the length of time it kept records of

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