The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, November 12, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) - Megaupload Case Has Far-Reaching Implications for Cloud-Data Ownership Rights, Wired, Nov. 7, 2012

News (U.S.) - Judge blocks enforcement of Calif. Law requiring disclosure of sex offender Internet IDs, IDG, Nov. 7, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) -  Microsoft patents parental controls using Kinect, Digital Spy, Nov. 5, 2012

News (Australia) -  Australia scraps plan to filter Internet, The Australian, Nov. 8, 2012

News (Azerbaijan) -  Internet Governance Forum to tackle online safety, freedom, San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 5, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) - Google Chrome Adds ‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Tools, Wired, Nov. 7, 2012

News  (U.S.) - Agencies that use Google services at risk of data-mining, tech group says, Washington Post, Nov. 1, 2012

News (U.S.) - ‘Do Not Track’ effort at a standstill, The Hill, Nov. 5, 2012

Mobile
News (Canada) - Commissioners release guide for 'privacy-friendly' smartphone apps, Canadian Press, Nov. 7, 2012

News (U.K.) -  Should You Spy on Your Child’s Cell Phone Use?, Laptop, Nov. 7 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) - Should Teenagers Have Racist Election Tweets In Their Google Results For Life?, Forbes, Nov. 9, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) - Election Results Could Breathe New Life Into Do-Not-Track Agenda, Media Post, Nov. 7, 2012

News (E.U.) - Facebook Lobbies Brussels In Earnest On EU Data Privacy Proposals, Tech Week, Nov. 8, 2012 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP