Feds seek private-sector leadership on trusted online identities (Government Computer News , Feb 09, 2012)
By William Jackson - Federal funding is being offered to establish an independent steering group to deal with the complex policy and technical issues of implementing the president’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.

Cloud computing and the looming global privacy battle (Washington Post , Feb 09, 2012)
By Michael Chertoff - A grave threat is said to be stalking Europe. No, it isn’t the financial crisis and the potential demise of the euro. It’s the “rapacious” U.S. approach to privacy — which portends, for those engaged in the development of cloud architecture, a coming “clash” of privacy laws.

Trying to balance privacy, free speech on Internet (San Francisco Chronicle , Feb 10, 2012)
By James Temple - Should people have the right to delete information about themselves online?

Lawmakers press Google for more answers on privacy (The Hill, Feb 09, 2012)
By Brendan Sasso - Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) wrote to Google on Thursday, pressing the Web giant for more answers about planned changes to its privacy policy.

Your Online Privacy Is Worth Less Than A Six Pack Of Marshmallow Fluff (Forbes , Feb 09, 2012)
By Kashmir Hill - Privacy utopians have long dreamed of a day when we would be paid for giving up our data, and would get a slice of the profits that companies make from collecting, storing, aggregating, remixing, sharing, and selling our personal information. Well, utopians, the day has arrived!

Groups warn of privacy concerns in cybersecurity bills (Next Gov , Feb 09, 2012)
By Josh Smith - Civil liberties groups are on the Hill Thursday to warn of the dangers they say cybersecurity proposals could pose to privacy and other civil rights.


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