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2 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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.

6 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Turkey: Strike Down Abusive Internet Measures

The retention of metadata by the Telecom Directorate is deeply worrying because it gives the body the direct capacity to conduct surveillance on people's internet use. The Turkish government very publicly champions the privacy rights of politicians but doesn't believe in ordinary people's right to privacy.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

19 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Wearables " consumer fad or business innovation? [TradeArabia]

Are wearable technologies a consumer fad or a business phenomenon? Thanks to the buzz around Google Glass, the Pebble smartwatch and various fitness tracking devices, consumers have become more aware of the burgeoning technology, with some incorporating wearables into their daily lives. However, there are much bigger opportunities for deploying wearable technologies, according to a new report released by Accenture Technology Labs, the dedicated technology research and development organization within Accenture, a global a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

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Related Topix: Outsourcing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Indian Express

Bill stuck so cannot create DNA data bank: Centre to SC

The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the Human DNA Profiling Bill was currently held up and hence it was not in a position to create a national DNA data bank. It cited privacy concerns, lack of experts and handful laboratories as the prime reasons for not being able to push the Bill aimed at profiling the accused of serious crimes, and unidentified dead.

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In El Dorado County

Prop 46: A Harmful Direction for Patients says Barton Health CMO, Clint Purvance

"If passed as written, Proposition 46 would discourage doctors from working in California, jeopardize patient privacy, and increase patient and government healthcare costs." Clint Purvance, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Barton Health.

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Related Topix: California, South Lake Tahoe, CA, Drug Testing

MediaPost

Study: Most App Privacy Policies Muddle Explanations

Most apps aren't doing a good job of explaining their privacy practices, according to a new study issued by a worldwide organization of regulators. For the report, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network examined 1,211 apps.

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The Hill

Senators: Curbing NSA could help ISIS

Critics of a proposal to reform the National Security Agency say the rising threat of terrorism in the Middle East should give lawmakers pause as they consider harnessing the government's spy powers. The bill from Sen. Patrick Leahy would handicap American intelligence officials at a crucial moment, they say, and make it harder to track terrorists around the globe.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Senator Marco Rubio, Dianne Feinstein

The Hill

Did Apple just become a big bank?

At a product launch event this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook made waves by unveiling a new mobile banking system that allows consumers to wave their iPhones for purchases instead of swiping debit and credit cards. The product has generated tremendous buzz in the tech community, with some analysts predicting a revolution in the way people shop.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boston.com

Digital classroom tools raise privacy concerns

Many of the nation's schools lack restrictions on the unprecedented student data amassed by education technology companies, an omission that has worried parents and prompted legislative proposals from statehouses to Congress. This data collection transforms how teachers interact with their students and gives researchers a new understanding of how youths learn.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

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