Information Roundup – 26 August 2008

27 Aug

Here are some readings you may find interesting.

  • “What Price Privacy?”  This is a great self-critical video by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on the Australian Law Reform Commission proposal for a new statutory privacy tort. Hat tip to Peter Timmins.
  • “Universities Try to Control Students off Campus.” About a trend towards more expansive non-academic codes of student conduct.  It includes an odd statement from a student services administrator who suggests the expansion is about educating students on teaching responsible citizenship. I think it’s more driven by a new recognition that off-campus behavior is relevant to on-campus safety and, to a lesser degree, by the virtualization of harms. (Associated Press) 
  • Craig Ball, “When All Agree to Delete.”  About theft of information by departing employees.  He says, “Before you include data obliteration as a condition of settlement, be certain you’ve considered all the steps needed to effectuate reliable eradication, as well as the total cost and potential disruption.” (Law.com)

Not much to report on the personal side, other than I’m in need of a good surf. Thankfully, the Atlantic surf season is upon us.

See ya!

Dan

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