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39 min ago | News Max

Racial, Ethnic Disclosure Rules Anger Gun Advocates

Gun advocates are outraged that the Obama administration has quietly begun requiring people buying weapons for the first time to disclose their race and ethnicity, charging that it violates privacy and could lead to racial profiling. "This issue concerns me deeply because, first, it's offensive, and, secondly, there's no need for it," Evan Nappen, a firearms lawyer in private practice in New Jersey, told The Washington Times on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, US News, ATF

4 hrs ago | JD Supra

France About to Embark on a Cookies Sweep Day

During the week of September 1519, 2014, France's privacy regulator, the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Liberts , is organizing a "cookies sweep day" to examine compliance with its guidelines on cookies and other online trackers. Starting in October 2014, the CNIL will also be conducting onsite and remote inspections to verify compliance with its guidelines on cookies.

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9 hrs ago | JD Supra

Behind the Great Firewall Of Ediscovery In Asia

When dealing with US requests for data subject to ediscovery rules in Asia, corporate counsel at multinational corporations must be on top of their game. Managing ediscovery in the United States alone presents a significant set of challenges; however, take it to Asia, and you face a region of highly varied data privacy laws, a myriad of jurisdictional assertions and a series of blocking statutes that prohibit cross-border data transfer.

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Related Topix: Prison

13 hrs ago | JD Supra

Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Quebec's Privacy Law

On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party issued a report to the European Commission regarding an application by the Province of Qubec, Canada for status as a jurisdiction providing an adequate level of protection for the purposes of transfer and processing of personal data from the European Union. WP 29 is made up of representatives of European Union member states.

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14 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Widespread Android Vulnerability 'A Privacy Disaster', Claim Researchers

I've been breaking news and writing features about security and privacy for major publications since 2010. Now a freelancer, I've been working for The Guardian, Vice Motherboard, Wired UK, BBC.com and now Forbes.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Wireless

17 hrs ago | Law.com

The ADR Provisions of EU Privacy Laws

Companies doing business globally have a variety of complex issues to deal with, not the least of which is concern about the security of personal data collected from their customers. In 1995, the European Union issued Directive 95/46/EC, the Data Protection Directive , concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing and transfer of personal data.

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20 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Mother of slain children was referred to Sistercare by local DSS

Amber Jones, the mother of five slain Lexington County children, was referred to Sistercare three times by the Department of Social Services. "They refer to our shelter if there's some imminent danger level to the mother or kids," Nancy Barton of Sistercare said.

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Related Topix: Lexington County, SC, Kids, Family, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Mon Sep 15, 2014

National Journal

A 3D facial recognition program is demonstrated during the Biometrics ...

The Next Generation Identification System, a controversial biometric database which relies heavily on facial-recognition technology, is now fully operational, the agency announced Monday. The program is designed to help law enforcement officials identify criminal suspects, but it has endured repeated scrutiny from civil-liberties groups that say the database will endanger the privacy of everyday citizens guilty of no wrongdoing.

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Related Topix: Prison

JD Supra

Between the 'Like' Button and a Hard Place: Understanding the...

Companies commonly utilize Facebook as part of their online social media advertising strategy. Companies should revisit this strategy in light of a recent finding in the Northern California U.S. District Court ).

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

AlertNet

App developers seek clearer U.S. health data privacy guidelines

Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology. On Monday, a consortium of start-ups including CareSync, AirStrip and AngelMD, sent a letter to Pennsylvania Republican Representative Tom Marino, to express their frustration at the lack of developer-friendly online resources surrounding the privacy rules, known as HIPAA.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Marino, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

JD Journal

Cameron F. Kerry Joins Sidley Austin as Senior Counsel

Summary: The law firm of Sidley Austin has announced that Cameron F. Kerry has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in both the D.C. and Boston offices of the firm. The law firm of Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Cameron F. Kerry has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Privacy, Data Security and Information Law practice, according to a press release.

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JD Supra

Proposed FERPA Update Would Strengthen Student Data Privacy

On July 30, 2014, two U.S. senators introduced the Protecting Student Privacy Act , which would update the sections of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act that deal with protecting the privacy of students' education records. The proposed legislation is a response to concerns about recent changes to FERPA that allowed increased use and sharing of student data by private companies, as well as concerns raised by the use of cloud-storage services by school districts for data collection and analysis.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Silicon Alley Insider

Connecticut Attorney General Questions Apple On Health Data Privacy

Connecticut's attorney general has called for a meeting with Apple over concerns about the privacy of health data collected by the Apple Watch. "When new technologies emerge in consumer markets they inevitably lead to new questions, including questions about privacy," Attorney General Jepsen said.

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CIO

FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The collection and analysis of big data holds great promise, but may also lead some companies to create profiles of consumers leading to discrimination, the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday. The FTC is "committed to rigorous enforcement" of current law related to data privacy and discriminatory practices, but companies, U.S. policymakers and other groups need to have a deeper discussion about fair big data practices, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said during an agency workshop on big data and discrimination .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Air Force Times

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials allegedly leaked information about her to the news media.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

JD Supra

Data protection authority investigates eHealth and wellness/fitness apps

We have already discussed in this post about the potential data protection issues affecting eHealth applications. However, this is the first time that the Italian data protection authority takes a strong move against their lack of compliance with privacy regulations.

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WTVC

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials allegedly leaked information about her to the news media.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

GlobeNewswire

Navigators Launches New Cyber Liability & Privacy/Data Breach...

The Navigators Group, Inc. today announced that its principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators Management Company, Inc., has launched a new Cyber Liability & Privacy/Data Breach Coverage product called "NAVSecure ," providing pre- and post-breach solutions to cyber liability and privacy/data breach events in response to heightened demand. "Cyber security is front-page news and every day we read about another business or government agency that has fallen prey to new, complex and increasingly sophisticated cyber crime," said Stuart M. Kohn, Vice President of the Specialty Professional Liability division and Cyber Liability & Privacy/Data Breach Coverage practice leader.

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Related Topix: Navigators Group Inc The, Insurance

National Journal

Fitbit Hires Lobbyists After Privacy Controversy

The company sprang into action after Sen. Chuck Schumer targeted the health-tracking-device company for potentially selling sensitive health data of its users to third parties. The company enlisted lobbying firm Heather Podesta + Partners to work on consumer privacy and health care issues, according to recently released public-disclosure records.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News

Forbes.com

Data Privacy -- Embrace The Positives

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com allows marketers to connect directly with the Forbes audience by enabling them to create content - and participate in the conversation - on the Forbes digital publishing platform.

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Related Topix: Marketing

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