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UK: Four found guilty of grants fraud

Four Nottingham people have admitted defrauding the government out of almost £42,000 in maternity grants. Lookman Agbolahan, 22, of Highurst Court, who led the scheme, was jailed for two years and three months. His girlfriend Victoria Gladstone, 20, of Nuthall Road, was given a suspended one-year jail term. Agbolahan got details from Department for...

CDT Paper Debunks Common Health Privacy Myths

From CDT.org: The public has significant privacy concerns about having their medical records on-line. That mistrust of health IT poses a serious obstacle to its widespread adoption. We need to build on the privacy rules already found in HIPAA and create new protections leading to a comprehensive privacy and security policy framework for the...

OH: Postmaster Charged With Identity Theft

The United States Post Office is entrusted with getting mail to the intended recipient safely. Now the former post master of Bethel is accused of stealing a former employee’s identity. Jennifer Justice, of New Richmond, was indicted on October 22, 2008 for allegedly using someone else’s information to obtain credit cards and magazine subscriptions....

UK: Court documents found in middle of road

David Mills reports: A file of confidential documents relating to an ongoing court case have been found scattered across a road by a member of the public. Around 100 muddied A4 sheets were found near the Waldo Road tip in Bromley at the junction of Homesdale Road and Waldo Road at around 9am on...

Data Privacy Day 2009

January 28 is the second international Data Privacy Day in the U.S., Canada, and over two dozen European countries. In Congress, Rep. David Price of North Carolina has introduced a resolution supporting the designation of January 28, 2009 as National Data Privacy Day. To date, the bill has six co-sponsors: Rep Barton, Joe ...