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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.

Authorities advise over identity theft

Federal agencies released a revised guide this week designed to tackle the ongoing issue of identity fraud.

New privacy guidelines for electronic health records

As the government moves toward the adoption of electronic health records, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced new privacy guidelines for the treatment of these records.

Yahoo will hold user data for no longer than 90 days

Yahoo is attempting to set the industry standard regarding how it manages user data by cutting the amount of time that it keeps information on individuals’ searches.

Concerns raised about online criminal records

At first, the idea of being able to access a person’s criminal record dating back several years may seem convenient – but what if there are errors?

Verizon admits to invading Obama’s privacy

Employees of Verizon Wireless accessed the cell phone records of President-elect Barack Obama without permission, the company has admitted.

Internet subscribers sue over privacy

A company that marketed web surveillance technology and six of its client companies are being sued by a group of customers who claim the practice violated privacy laws.

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