• ACLU Praises Governor for Support of Felon Disenfranchisement Law Reform, Urges Legislators to Act

    Updated: 2013-01-10 21:48:00
    , American Civil Liberties Union Because freedom can't protect . itself Key Issues Take Action Videos+ About Us Donate Make A Gift Join Become A Member Renew Your Membership Monthly Giving Other Ways To Give Donate Make A Gift Join Become A Member Renew Your Membership Monthly Giving Other Ways To Give SKIP NAVIGATION Join Renew Home Keep America Safe and Free Voter Disfranchisement ACLU Praises Governor for Support of Felon Disenfranchisement Law Reform , Urges Legislators to Act Share Print Email Facebook Twitter Share Bookmark Share X Google Delicious Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Current Permalink January 10, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT : 212 549-2666 media aclu.org RICHMOND , VA The ACLU of Virginia today praised Governor Bob McDonnell for his remarks during last night's

  • Camden Agrees to Pay $3.5M to Victims of Police Corruption

    Updated: 2013-01-10 21:23:00
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  • 2013 National Defense Authorization Act: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Updated: 2013-01-10 05:00:00
    : , American Civil Liberties Union Because freedom can't protect . itself Key Issues Take Action Videos+ About Us Donate Make A Gift Join Become A Member Renew Your Membership Monthly Giving Other Ways To Give Donate Make A Gift Join Become A Member Renew Your Membership Monthly Giving Other Ways To Give SKIP NAVIGATION Join Renew Home Defending Targets of Discrimination Detention 2013 National Defense Authorization Act : The Good , the Bad and the Ugly Share Print Email Facebook Twitter Share Bookmark Share X Google Delicious Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Current Permalink Educate your friends Share this image on Facebook January 10, 2013 In January of this year , President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA FY 2013. The defense bill has some important

  • U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Missouri v McNeely

    Updated: 2013-01-09 19:59:00
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  • ACLU and Americans United Challenge New Hampshire State Funding of Religious Schools

    Updated: 2013-01-09 16:49:00
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  • Privacy Commissioner proposes lawful access compromise

    Updated: 2013-01-08 11:28:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Tuesday , January 08, 2013 Privacy Commissioner proposes lawful access compromise According to the Canadian Press , the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has commissioned law professor Karim Benyekhlef of the University of Montreal to design a compromise for lawful access and has submitted it to the government . The proposal is characterised as warrant light and is similar to procedures currently used for production . orders Though the article , below , is short on details , it may be similar to the detailed

  • Former Gay and Lesbian Service Members Subject to Discriminatory Policy to Receive Full Separation Pay

    Updated: 2013-01-07 21:43:00
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  • ACLU Wins $1 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit

    Updated: 2013-01-07 20:04:00
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  • Brennan Nomination to Head CIA Raises Concerns

    Updated: 2013-01-07 19:51:00
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  • North Carolina Appeals Judge’s “Choose Life” License Plate Ruling

    Updated: 2013-01-07 15:14:00
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  • ACLU of Maine Announces New Staff

    Updated: 2013-01-07 05:11:00
    American Civil Liberties Union Because freedom can't protect . itself Key Issues Take Action Videos+ About Us Donate Make A Gift Join Become A Member Renew Your Membership Monthly Giving Other Ways To Give Donate Make A Gift Join Become A Member Renew Your Membership Monthly Giving Other Ways To Give SKIP NAVIGATION Join Renew Home Organization News and Highlights ACLU of Maine Announces New Staff Share Print Email Facebook Twitter Share Bookmark Share X Google Delicious Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Current Permalink January 7, 2013 Rachel Myers Healy Returns as Director of Communications and Public Education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT : 212 549-2666 media aclu.org PORTLAND The ACLU of Maine has hired Rachel Myers Healy to be the organization's first-ever Director of

  • Police shouldn't get to choose to disregard privacy laws

    Updated: 2013-01-05 01:29:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Friday , January 04, 2013 Police shouldn't get to choose to disregard privacy laws Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan has an interesting opinion piece in today's Victoria Times Colonist about the recent fuss over the city police's disregard of privacy laws . For those who are just tuning in , the Information and Privacy Commissioner recently did a review of the practice of automated license plate scanning . She found that the collection , retention and possible re-use of the data violated the Freedom of

  • Privacy Commissioner confirms investigation into HRSDC privacy breach

    Updated: 2013-01-04 23:00:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Friday , January 04, 2013 Privacy Commissioner confirms investigation into HRSDC privacy breach The Canadian Press is reporting that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner will be investigating the huge privacy breach within Human Resources and Skills Development Canada that resulted in the loss of personal information of about 5,000 Canadians . Very few details have emerged about this breach other than the fact that a USB device was lost that contained names , social insurance numbers , and disability health

  • Alberta Commissioner chastises speed dating service for erroneous e-mail disclosure

    Updated: 2013-01-04 12:18:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Friday , January 04, 2013 Alberta Commissioner chastises speed dating service for erroneous e-mail disclosure The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta has chastised , in Order P2012-12 PDF a speed dating service for erroneously disclosing the e-mail address of a participant to a person who was not supposed to obtain it . Here is the summary from the : Order Summary The Complainant complained that her e-mail address was disclosed by Fast Life International the Organization” contrary to

  • A happy birthday present for the Canadian Privacy Law Blog

    Updated: 2013-01-03 20:57:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Thursday , January 03, 2013 A happy birthday present for the Canadian Privacy Law Blog Barry Sookman must have been busy over the holidays , as he just released very interesting and thorough listing of leading IT IP blogs including both home-grown Canadian content and international leaders . I was pleasantly surprised to see this blog listed as number six in Canada and was flattered to be referred to as having the most popular privacy law blog . I will note that when I named this THE Canadian Privacy Law Blog

  • Privacy commissioner to investigate HRSDC privacy breach

    Updated: 2012-12-31 20:58:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Monday , December 31, 2012 Privacy commissioner to investigate HRSDC privacy breach According to a report in the London Free Press , the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada appears to be planning to investigate the appalling privacy breach that was announced last week . The language is not as definitive as I would like , however : Privacy commissioner to investigate security lapse Canada News The London Free Press LONDON , Ont . The federal privacy commissioner is poised to launch a full

  • Government "loses" sensitive personal information on thousands of Canadians

    Updated: 2012-12-29 11:40:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Saturday , December 29, 2012 Government loses sensitive personal information on thousands of Canadians Over the past week , Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has been notifying approximately 5000 people that their personal information has been lost . According to reports , the information was on a USB device that has been misplaced The information includes Social Insurance Number(SIN surname primary and , if applicable , secondary medical condition birthdate presence of other payers e.g . workers'

  • The Privacy Blog Podcast – Ep. 3: The Top Privacy and Security Events of 2012

    Updated: 2012-12-24 20:25:08
    Welcome to the December podcast – our last official podcast of 2012. In this episode, I’ll be running down some of the biggest online privacy and security events of the last year. From the Zappos and LinkedIn password breaches, to the epic hacking of reporter Mat Honan, I’ll be providing user tips and suggestions to [...]

  • Lawful Access: There, I fixed it for you.

    Updated: 2012-12-23 14:21:00
    : : , . Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Sunday , December 23, 2012 Lawful Access : There , I fixed it for you . Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not a fan , at all , of the government's lawful access bill , Bill C-30. In particular , I have a big problem with warrantless access to subscriber information . And I have a bigger problem with the fact that the current Bill C-30 does not put any meaningful limitation on the circumstances under which the police or national security agencies can require subscriber information without

  • Be prepared for cloud computing, it's the future of data accessibility

    Updated: 2012-12-21 19:03:00
    : , Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Friday , December 21, 2012 Be prepared for cloud computing , it's the future of data accessibility I was interviewed yesterday on Radio Canada International , the CBC's international arm , on privacy , security and cloud computing from a Canadian perspective . You can listen to the interview here : nbsp RCI Highlights Be prepared for cloud computing , it's the future of data accessibility I'm sure the interview also can be used off-label to get excited kids to sleep on Christmas eve . Posted by David Fraser

  • U.S.-Canada Integrated Cybersecurity Agenda

    Updated: 2012-12-21 18:52:37
    By Dana Gabriel, Be Your Own Leader December 21, 2012 As part of the Beyond the Border initiative, the U.S. and Canada are strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. In a move that received little attention, both countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan. Cyber threats know no national borders which has made the issue an important [...]

  • Beware of juice-jacking: That free charge may not be entirely free

    Updated: 2012-12-21 11:49:00
    : : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Friday , December 21, 2012 Beware of juice-jacking : That free charge may not be entirely free Here's a tip for you , just in time for the holiday traveling season : Be cautious about where you plug in your phone or other smart device , looking for a charge . For some devices , simply plugging in your USB to get some juice can give whatever you're connecting to free access to the contents of your device . My Galaxy Nexus will not give anyone access through the USB unless the device is unlocked . Find out of

  • Only The SleuthGear Recover It Computer Forensic Data Recover Stick Works With iOS 6

    Updated: 2012-12-19 20:32:58
    The SleuthGear Recover It Computer Forensic Data Recover Stick is the only telephone security product on the market that will recover deleted text messages or Internet history on the new iPhone iOS 6 platform. None of the competitors can say this, they all work with iOS5, and not iOS 6. If you have upgraded your [...]

  • Add A 90 Hour Battery To The SleuthGear iTrail GPS Logger

    Updated: 2012-12-19 17:56:43
    We just found a long life battery for the SleuthGear iTrail GPS Logger. Now you can put the little GPS Logger into a weatherproof case that has a 90 hour battery. That means you can run the iTrail vehicle tracker for an additional 3.75 days, in addition to the 30 hours of the internal battery, [...]

  • Keeping data in Canada provides illusory protection against foreign government access

    Updated: 2012-12-19 17:42:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Wednesday , December 19, 2012 Keeping data in Canada provides illusory protection against foreign government access I was invited by CATA to give a presentation on cloud computing , privacy and cross border data flows for a number of its members and stakeholders who are involved with the fledgling Shared Services initiative coming out of the Government of Canada . Here is the presentation , in case it is of : interest IT World Canada was in attendance and has posted the following : article Keeping data here

  • German privacy regulators tell Facebook to allow pseudonyms. Really?

    Updated: 2012-12-18 12:35:00
    : . Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Tuesday , December 18, 2012 German privacy regulators tell Facebook to allow pseudonyms . Really According to Techcrunch , German privacy regulators have ordered Facebook to cease enforcing its Real Names policy in that country , saying it is in violation of German law See Facebook Users Must Be Allowed To Use Pseudonyms , Says German Privacy Regulator Real-Name Policy Erodes Online Freedoms’ TechCrunch I am not in a position to comment on whether or how this is consistent with German law , but my initial

  • EyeSpyPro.com Gift Certificates For That Hard To Find Person On Your List

    Updated: 2012-12-18 01:24:35
    An EyeSpyPro.com Gift Certificate is a great way to give that special person in your life an awesome gift that they will use over & over. With over 3,000 items to choose from, there has to be something for that difficult and hard to find gifts for person in your life. No matter if it’s [...]

  • Vancouver health authority employee fired for snooping on celebrities' records

    Updated: 2012-12-17 11:14:00
    : Canadian Privacy Law Blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog : Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer , containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act aka PIPEDA and other Canadian and international . laws Monday , December 17, 2012 Vancouver health authority employee fired for snooping on celebrities' records An employee of Vancouver Coastal Health has been fired for snooping on the records of a number of local celebrities . The employee needed routine access to electronic medical records as part of her job . The inappropriate access was discovered through a routine , internal audit of the use of the electronic records system . We are seeing a handful of cases like these , and the employees have consistently

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