CPR for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Canada

Watching me, watching you
Georgian – Stephenville,Newfoundland,Canada
Last Wednesday Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s privacy commissioner, released a report that revealed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been unnecessarily

Canada a top copyright violator, US group says
CBC – Newfoundland & Labrador – St. John’s,Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada
Teachers, musicians, artists, telecommunications companies, retailers, privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, as well as more than 40000 members of a

Business coalition opposes harsh copyright reform
CBC News – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
including teachers, librarians, musicians, privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, and more than 40000 members of a Facebook group devoted to the issue.


Internet / World News

Privacy, civil rights advocates castigate Wikileaks ruling
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
By Jaikumar Vijayan February 20, 2008 (Computerworld) Privacy and civil rights advocates are expressing their dismay over a pair of decisions made by a

Data privacy Bill in suspended animation
ITWeb – Gauteng,South Africa
“I discussed the SALRC draft privacy Bill with the departmental officials in charge of legislation,” Democratic Alliance MP Sheila Camerer told ITWeb a year

United States: California Law Strengthens Privacy Protections For
Mondaq News Alerts (subscription) – London,UK
the law also broadens the scope of California’s existing medical privacy law to apply to all companies that maintain medical information.

Privacy Networks Offers Free Customized Retention Policy Starter Kit
PR Web (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA
To enable organizations to become compliant with Federal Rules (FRCP’s), State and Local laws, Privacy Networks is now offering a free service to help

Privacy case is rejected by court
Detroit Free Press – United States
The decision was a victory for the White House but a setback for privacy activists who thought the government’s wiretapping efforts violated the US

Privacy law may finally take effect
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
By HJ CUMMINS, Star Tribune Legislators took their third swing at consumer-privacy protections on Tuesday, amending a law they put on the books two years

Privacy and Behavioral Targeting: How Much Data Is Too Much?
ClickZ News – New York,NY,USA
Privacy advocates have pushed the federal government to adopt more stringent measures, such as requiring online business to enable consumers to opt out of

Federal judge threatens anthrax reporter with contempt for not
JURIST – USA
He contends that FBI and DOJ officials violated federal privacy laws [complaint, PDF; JURIST report] by providing personal information and information about

Privacy the real issue in nude photos saga
South China Morning Post (subscription) – Hong Kong
For all the attention on stars and obscenity, though, the most important matter is being missed: privacy. The photos, however graphic they may be,

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