Privacy commissioners vs. Google

Oh dear, Google is in trouble…. they have been -surprise, surprise- criticized by privacy commissioners around the world on their privacy, or lack of privacy practices 😉

Read more at The New York Times. btw. I need to thank Jack for his tweet on this 🙂

New privacy experts and researchers added as authors to Virtual Shadows blog!

Today is an exciting day because I have on Virtual Shadows added new authors to the blog. Each is either an expert in information security and privacy or they have done alot of research in this space. Please welcome them to this blog, I expect it to become much richer in content. Each will be posting events/issues on the privacy landscape on their respective countries.

So far we have Leo (Iceland), Roman (Latvia & Russia), David (Australia & New Zealand), May (Singapore), aliasname (China).

More authors to be added over the next couple of weeks 🙂

Privacy at work book – New Zealand

Cool the New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has issued a set of guidelines aimed at addressing workplace privacy issues. The Commissioner Marie Shroff hopes the book will help clear up ambiguity surrounding such issues as email monitoring and Internet use, employee surveillance and the use of biometric technologies in the workplace, among others.

And the guidelines are available for purchase on the Privacy Commission’s Web site, yes you have to pay for it. It’s only $20 a copy.