CPR for Thursday, February 21, 2008

Canada

Alberta privacy commissioner orders nightclub to stop using
The Canadian Press –
CALGARY – An order by Alberta’s information and privacy commissioner for a Calgary nightclub to stop scanning patrons drivers’ licences at the door will

Privacy watchdog orders pawnshop database destroyed
Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
EDMONTON – Alberta’s privacy commissioner has ordered the city of Edmonton and city police to stop collecting personal information from pawn shops and

No more collecting info at city pawnshops: privacy watchdog
Edmonton Sun – Alberta, Canada
By Sun Media The province’s privacy commissioner is putting an end to the collection of personal information at pawnshops and second-hand stores in Edmonton

MUN keeps secrets well, says privacy co-ordinator
Muse – St. John’s,Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada
On April 10, 2007, MUN launched its Enterprise Privacy Strategy Project to ensure that the University was in compliance with the provincial government’s

World / Internet News

Privacy group sounds alarms over personal health records systems
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
That’s because not all PHR systems are covered by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the World Privacy Forum said in a 16-page

Liechtenstein details stronger privacy rules
International Herald Tribune – France
By Eric Pfanner VADUZ, Liechtenstein: The government of Liechtenstein on Wednesday detailed plans to strengthen privacy guarantees for the investment

Data Foundry joins European privacy safe harbor.
PR Web (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA
The decision for Data Foundry to join the Safe Harbor comes as a result of their ongoing commitment to privacy and their desire to ensure smooth interaction

PHR Privacy Concerns: New World Privacy Forum Report

World Health Care Blog – Washington,DC,USA
by Fred Fortin Robert Gellman, a privacy and information policy consultant based in Washington, DC, has prepared a report for the The World Privacy Forum

Gun Permit Bill Pits Privacy Against Public’s Right to Know
WSAZ-TV – Huntington,WV,USA
Previous bills have failed to win approval from West Virginia’s Legislature, but those were usually couched in terms of privacy. Supporters of the bill this

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