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Want privacy? Turn off your cell phone!

Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is causing growing concern among privacy advocates who fear that cell phones and other items could end up playing a "Big Brother" role.

Internet privacy concerns high on both sides of the Atlantic

The issue of privacy is currently being debated in both the U.S. and the UK, among governments and technology companies alike.

New Google browser raises privacy concerns

The group Consumer Watchdog is calling on the Justice Department and state attorneys general to protect consumer privacy amid concerns about Google’s new Chrome browser.

Student privacy suit settled

A New Jersey-based company that operates by collecting information from students will have to allow participants to opt out of their service, following the settlement of a privacy lawsuit.

New state laws aim to protect customer privacy

A new law that took effect in Nevada this month aims to help protect data gathered by businesses about their customers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Privacy protection urged for California city

Privacy and civil liberty concerns have been raised about the way that the city of Santa Rosa, California manages the data it collects about residents.

NSA accused of eavesdropping on personal phone calls

The National Security Administration is currently under investigation for charges that it listened in on personal phone calls made by military personnel and other Americans living overseas, it has emerged.

Report: Counterterrorism schemes should ensure privacy protection

U.S. government agencies should be obligated to assess the impact of counterterrorism initiatives on people’s privacy before they begin, a new report claims.

Bill aims to protect travelers’ privacy

Legislation introduced by three lawmakers this week aims to create stronger measures to protect the privacy of those who are traveling across borders.

Schwarzenegger says hospitals can be fined for privacy breaches

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that gives a state office the right to fine hospitals that do not adequately protect patient privacy.

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