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Report Warns of Losing "Locational Privacy"

- A new report from a privacy watchdog warns that Americans are losing their privacy as they travel through public space due to location-based technological services such as EZ Pass and cellphones.

The Constitution and 9/11: Recurring Threats to America's Freedoms

- The Constitution and 9-11 argues that the Bush administration's response to 9-11 has damaged America's constitutionally protected rights and culture, much like earlier periods in U.S. history.

Connecting the Dots, Protecting Rights

- A new program designed to help the government collect and assess intelligence data has raised privacy concerns.

Amid U.K. Controversy, Analyst Shares Phone Security Tips

- The best way to secure a phone’s voice mail box is to use strong PINs and hope your phone company's employees are smart and trustworthy, according to a security analyst.

State Legislation: Connecticut: Employment

- A bill (H.B. 6185) pending in the Connecticut General Assembly would impose monetary penalties on employers who violate a state employee privacy law.

Online Privacy

- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider the final appeal from the federal government over the constitutionality of the Child Online Protection Act of 1998. The law made it illegal to distribute any material deemed harmful to minors via the Internet. A federal appeals court recently ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it made all Internet service providers liable under the most conservative community’s standards. The appellate court decision now stands.

Site to See: Google Alerts

- Google Alerts can help people monitor the Internet for any of their personal information churning around cyberspace.

Privacy

- People are using Google e-mail alerts to monitor whether their personal information is inappropriately available in cyberspace. If alerts show the personal data online where it should not be, users can take steps to have it removed.

Privacy Minded

- A new survey shows consumers are wary of giving retailers their personal information.

Protecting Personal E-Mail

- As the Sarah Palin incident demonstrates, any high level executive's personal e-mail account could be hacked for purposes of defamation or corporate espionage.

Can Data and Privacy Coexist?

- While data mining might make law enforcement's job easier, it's also controversial due to the perception that it not only violates a citizen's civil rights, but also that it is ineffective.

Employee Privacy

- One in three IT professionals have used administrative passwords to snoop on company and employee data, according to security vendor Cyber Ark. Improperly viewed information includes salary details, personal e-mails, and company board minutes.

A Site to See: Electronic Privacy Information Center

- This month's Site to See is a clearinghouse for all privacy-related information.
 




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