Greetings! (November 1, 2007)
Privacy is seemingly under attack with every new camera hoisted atop a sign pole or affixed to a ceiling. But in an age of terrorism prevention, it's difficult to argue with the wisdom of increased surveillance if it enhances public safety.
Privacy and the Pharma Chain of Trust (November 1, 2007)
When Eli Lilly won the HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award at last month's IAPP Privacy Academy, it was no surprise to Judy Beach. As Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) of Quintiles Transnational Corp. -- a provider of clinical-trial services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device companies -- Beach has been a longtime admirer of Lilly's privacy accomplishments.
No Escape From Surveillance (November 1, 2007)
The notion of a surveillance society -- while not new -- is taking on a greater urgency in the post-Sept. 11 era. Preventing terrorism is an acceptable trade-off for many citizens in big cities who grudgingly accept that cameras are everywhere, recording their every move. But the technology that already is transforming many technologically progressive countries into surveillance societies is the cell-phone camera. Everybody carries one.