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New code of practice to minimise privacy risks in anonymised data

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The Information Commissioner has announced a code of practice setting out guidelines for protecting privacy rights while dealing with big data• More from the Guardian on big dataThe Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced a new data protection code of practice, which advises on how to protect the privacy rights...
New code of practice to minimise privacy risks in anonymised data
When there's no such thing as anonymous data, does privacy just mean security?

Latest CISPA 'Privacy' Amendment Is More Of The Same: Minor Changes Dressed Up As Real Solutions

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In the latest round of changes to CISPA, the House passed a new amendment that supposedly (according to CISPA supporters) addresses the privacy and civil liberty concerns about the bill. The amendment (pdf and embedded below) ostensibly establishes civilian agency control (through Homeland Security) over information shared under CISPA,...
Latest CISPA 'Privacy' Amendment Is More Of The Same: Minor Changes Dressed Up As Real Solutions

Microsoft Backs School Privacy Bill Taking Aim at Google

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Massachusetts lawmakers could soon consider a bill that would restrict commercial use of data gathered while children use computers at public schools. Its stated purpose is protecting privacy. An unnamed focus of the bill--backed by Microsoft--is Google....
Microsoft Backs School Privacy Bill Taking Aim at Google

Were you offline this weekend? Here's the tech news you missed

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How was your weekend? I seemed to spend most of mine answering email, which I don’t think is the way you’re supposed to relax between working weeks. If you were far more sensible and took some downtime, here’s a chance to catch up with the tech news you missed, along...
Were you offline this weekend? Here's the tech news you missed

Consumer Privacy: Can the FTC Enforce a Voluntary Code of Conduct?

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"There is no Federal regulation at the end of the process," reads the White House framework document promoting the creation of a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, "and codes will not bind any companies unless they choose to adopt them." This is how the Obama Administration refers to the creation...
Consumer Privacy: Can the FTC Enforce a Voluntary Code of Conduct?

Find out how the cloud is changing Europe

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Discover what you really need to know about the cloud at GigaOM’s Structure:Europe conference. We will discuss infrastructure from the chips up to the cloud and everything in between. Our early-bird rate expires this Saturday, Aug. 25, so register now to save €400! Here are just a few cloud stars...
Find out how the cloud is changing Europe
Passive sharing is passe: Why protecting privacy in the social sphere preserves value in the channel

Senate Judiciary Committee Votes That Accessing Your Email Should Require A Warrant

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Well, that went more smoothly than expected. Today, in a markup for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in the Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee very quickly (like 10 minutes after it started) approved an amendment offered by Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee, which would amend the law...
Senate Judiciary Committee Votes That Accessing Your Email Should Require A Warrant
Boneheaded congressman brags about getting money for supporting CISPA

U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

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Europeans, take note: The U.S. government has granted itself authority to secretly snoop on you. That's according to a new report produced for the European Parliament, which has warned that a U.S. spy law renewed late last year authorizes "purely political surveillance on foreigners' data" if it is stored using...
U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

Letters: Liberal Democrat MPs stand up for data privacy

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Liberal Democrats have a proud history of defending civil liberties, both in opposition and more recently in a coalition government. We successfully opposed the Labour government's undermining of data privacy in 2009, and since taking office in 2010 we have turned back the tide of Labour's erosion of these liberties....
Letters: Liberal Democrat MPs stand up for data privacy

Next Week: The Senate Fights Over Whether It Can Take Away Your Online Privacy

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If you haven't been keeping up on all the politics of the cybersecurity bill fight over the past few weeks, a new bill was recently introduced that at least had some improvements concerning privacy (though it still had lots of problems). Yesterday, the Senate basically made it clear that they're...
Next Week: The Senate Fights Over Whether It Can Take Away Your Online Privacy

Obama’s Framework for “Consumer Data Privacy” And My “Data Bill of Rights”

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It sort of feels like “wayback week” for me here at Searchblog, as I get caught up on the week’s news after my vacation. Late last week the Obama administration announced “Consumer Data Privacy In A Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital...
Obama’s Framework for “Consumer Data Privacy” And My “Data Bill of Rights”

With Backing of Donors and Facebook, Don't Expect a Big CISPA Fight

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Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of U.S. public policy, wrote in a blog post last week that the company has "no intention" of sharing "sensitive personal information with the government in the name of protecting cybersecurity," explaining why the company is supporting CISPA but did not support SOPA, which...
With Backing of Donors and Facebook, Don't Expect a Big CISPA Fight

The Leveson inquiry is irrelevant to 21st-century journalism | Emily Bell

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The judge's findings will address the nefarious behaviour of newspapers but not the vast array of media on the internetJust as nature abhors a vacuum, the internet abhors geo-specific regulation. I may read about a contempt of court ruling in the UK, I Google a related name and the restricted...
The Leveson inquiry is irrelevant to 21st-century journalism | Emily Bell

Norway To Get Its Own SOPA

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The latest in the global merry-go-round of the legacy entertainment industry seeking to put in place draconian legislation is apparently Norway. A couple years ago, I went to Norway for Nordic Music Week, and had a great time talking to musicians, managers and labels, about all of the opportunity for...
Norway To Get Its Own SOPA

The privacy of our medical records is being sold off | Ross Anderson

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A new code claims to ringfence personal data held by hospitals and GPs. But it's clear that our anonymity is at riskIn December last year, David Cameron announced that it was "simply a waste" to have a health service like the NHS and not use the data it generated. "Let...
The privacy of our medical records is being sold off | Ross Anderson

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel On City's Illegal Recordings Of Conversations With Journalists: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

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Chicago city hall officials are in a bit of trouble for recording phone conversations with Chicago Tribune reporters without their consent. A city attorney is downplaying the incidents, insisting that there's no "widespread practice of such tapings" and promising that "steps are being taken" to prevent this from happening again....
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel On City's Illegal Recordings Of Conversations With Journalists: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Why the collision of big data and privacy will require a new realpolitik

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When it comes to protecting privacy in the digital age, anonymization is a terrifically important concept. In the context of the location data collected by so many mobile apps these days, it generally refers to the decoupling of the location data from identifiers such as the user’s name or phone...
Why the collision of big data and privacy will require a new realpolitik
FTC consumer privacy report advocates for a “Do Not Track” option

TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon - Workshop Schedule, Prizes & More

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We’re four days away from the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon. We’re crossing the t’s and dotting the lowercase j’s, and passing the savings onto you! But more importantly, we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes and pleased to bring you a bunch of new event information, including:...
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon - Workshop Schedule, Prizes & More

FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

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So, the FTC got some press today for announcing a high profile "settlement" with social networking startup Path. You might think that this is entirely about the news that came out a year ago, about Path uploading entire user address books to its server. If you don't recall, that story...
FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

Mozilla postpones default blocking of third-party cookies in Firefox

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Mozilla has postponed blocking third-party cookies by default in the Beta version of Firefox 22, "to collect and analyze data on the effect of blocking some third-party cookies."The nonprofit organization is, however, not softening its stand on protecting privacy and putting users first, Brendan Eich, Mozilla's CTO and senior...
Mozilla postpones default blocking of third-party cookies in Firefox

NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

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E-commerce trade group NetChoice takes aim at state legislation -- and at open access and privacy advocates -- in the newest list of bills it deems would be awful for the Internet.Topping NetChoice's latest iAWFUL (Internet Advocates' Watchlist for Ugly Laws) list are a number of California proposals aimed...
NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

Norway Faces Site Blocking Measures in Anti-Filesharing Bill

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Back in March 2009, the IFPI and several local movie studios began putting pressure on Telenor, Norway’s largest Internet service provider. It was a familiar tale – stop your subscribers from accessing The Pirate Bay, the ISP was told, or legal action will follow. Following Telenor’s refusal the rightsholders kept...
Norway Faces Site Blocking Measures in Anti-Filesharing Bill

Congress Sets Sights On Fixing Privacy Rights

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The Senate will be taking on much-needed digital rights legislation in the new 113th Congress, including requiring law enforcement to have warrants before poking around online communications. In a speech at Georgetown University Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt). stressed the need for defending civil liberties, protecting privacy, improving transparency...
Congress Sets Sights On Fixing Privacy Rights

Facebook’s New “Like” Button And The Anonymized “Like” Stream

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Last night’s story from the Financial Times about a behavioral ad network being powered by Facebook’s new Like button turned out to be completely false and the article was quickly changed to reveal nothing new. However with all the discussion around Facebook’s new “Like” button and speculation about its implications,...
Facebook’s New “Like” Button And The Anonymized “Like” Stream

The problem with Obama's privacy 'bill of rights'

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Privacy advocates generally like the White House's framework on privacy policy. Except for the fact that G-men can still peek at your private data without a warrant. FORTUNE -- The data-privacy framework unveiled by President Obama on Thursday has received near-universal praise from privacy advocates. At the very least, they...
The problem with Obama's privacy 'bill of rights'
Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets to NY judge
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