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Banning secret workplace snooping

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill today that would ban companies from secretly monitoring employees' electronic communications. The bill wouldn't prohibit companies from snooping, but would require them to disclose their monitoring practices to employees when they are hired . . .

Does Bush Web Site Snoop?

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A redesigned Web site unveiled Wednesday by Texas Gov. George W. Bush may violate his campaign's privacy protection policy, a privacy expert says. "Everywhere I clicked there was a cookie," says Deborah Pierce of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, referring to small . . .

Privacy Chiefs Powwow

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E-commerce companies begin to realize that they need another acronym on their org charts: the CPO. Reporter Chris Oakes discusses the challenge of a chief privacy officer to keep a company on the level and in the black.