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- For anything privacy-related, this site’s a must-see. The Electronic Privacy Information Organization's content includes news, reports, legislation-tracking, and privacy-related tools.

Worth a Look: E-mail Encryption Simplified

- Voltage Security has all but abolished e-mail encryption woes.

Privacy

- Germany’s constitutional court recently restricted law enforcement’s ability to access suspects’ electronic devices—such as hard drives, cell phones, and PDAs—except for a few strictly defined circumstances.

German Courts Rule Against Snooping

- Germany's Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that law enforcement agencies cannot spy on a suspect's computer, cell phone, PDA, or MP3 player except in a few carefully defined cases.

Hollywood Data Theft Techniques Made Real

- Research teams have devised two novel ways to steal data, however, there is an easy, low-tech way to stop one technique.

Caring for Patients' Records

- The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University turned to online training to get staff and students up to speed on HIPAA's Security Rule.

Canada’s Privacy Best

- Of all North American and European companies, Canadian firms have the strongest and most consistent privacy policies.

Australia Considers Legislation to Allow Companies to Surveil Employees' E-mails Without Consent

- Australia's Attorney General wants to give companies involved in the country's critical infrastructure the right to monitor their employee's Internet communications without consent to prevent a cyberattack.

The Push to Access FBI Files

- A law intended to give security companies access to FBI databases has not been implemented in most states.

Automating Access Rights

- The IT security team for a large healthcare system needed a solution that would streamline access rights and meet privacy regulations.

First Amended

- A recent ruling by the Vermont Superior Court determined that the state's opt-in privacy regulations for financial institutions--under which companies can't use a customer's personal information for marketing or sell it unless the customer opts in to that program--are constitutional. Insurance groups filed the lawsuit claiming that the opt-in regulations violated the plaintiffs' First Amendment rights. The court ruled that the state had the authority to regulate privacy practices to protect the personal information of consumers. (American Council of Life Insurers v. Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Healthcare Administration, Washington Superior Court, No. 56-1-02, 2004)
 




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