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Summary of four months privacy-news

5 January 2008: For the last four months of year 2007, I bookmarked all articles concerning privacy issues in my webbrowser. I didn’t actually search for them. When I caught my eye on one, I saved it. So I might have missed a few topic matters as well, but the purpose of this…

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British government loses cd-roms

21 November 2007: The British government has lost two cd-roms containing personal information of 25.000.000 British inhabitants. The cd-roms included child benefit data like: names, ages, adresses and bank account numbers. The reason behind the incident is not clear. Staff members of the responsible departments claimed in e-mails to the BBC that the…

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Virtual thief arrested in real life world

14 November 2007: For the first time in Dutch history the police has arrested a 17-years old suspect because of theft of virtual goods on the internet. The boy would have stolen furniture out of the virtual Habbo Hotel. Habbo Hotel is a popular website in the Netherlands (and 28 other countries) for…

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