This Week in Privacy: Dec 12, 2008

Ars Technica

CDT to Obama: Advent of “the Cloud” Makes Privacy Laws Dated

The Center for Democracy and Technology issued a transition outlining measures president-elect Barack Obama should take to restore privacy safeguards… and to promote open discourse and innovation online.

Computer Finance

The value of Your Stolen Identity: About $120

The going rate for a “complete” identity (including name, address, passport, credit card info, driver’s license number, and even banking passwords): 120 bucks. That’s right – even passwords!

IT Pro

Councils Divided Over Data Detection

As many as 90 per cent of the UK’s largest city councils cannot guarantee that all sensitive data held on their laptops is encrypted, according to research released today.

And one more thing…

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