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Consumer group decries proposed sale of medical records

Consumer Watchdog has raised a number of privacy concerns regarding how electronic medical records, when introduced, will be able to be used.

White House online privacy policy exempts YouTube

Technology bloggers are raising questions about whether the White House is adhering to privacy rules that prohibit federal agencies from using cookies on their websites.

Mobile phones using GPS to advertise to users

Mobile phone companies are moving one step closer to developing a comprehensive way to track users’ location – and use that information to deliver targeted marketing.

Ohio renter law requires collection of personal data, photo

A Maple Heights, Ohio law that requires landlords to collect personal information and photos of their tenants has attracted complaints about its privacy implications.

Privacy advocates seek limits on mobile marketing

Privacy advocacy groups have said they will file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission urging it to adopt rules and safeguards related to the mobile advertising industry.

Feinstein introduces privacy bill

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has introduced a bill that aims to protect people’s privacy and prevent ID theft by protecting Social Security numbers.

Washington lawmaker vows fight against RFID

RFID technology is being implemented without proper oversight or control, according to Washington representative Jeff Morris.

In the UK, police can hack private computers

The UK’s Home Office has approved new powers for the police and M15 that would allow them to hack into private computers without a warrant.

Georgia sex offender law raises privacy concerns

The difficulty of balancing privacy issues with the need to protect the public has been highlighted by a new Georgia law.

Concerns about Napolitano’s use of security technology

Governor Janet Napolitano will soon be stepping into a lead role with the Homeland Security Department, which has caused various civil liberties groups to examine her previous record on the balance between privacy and security.

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