Appellate judge asks Supreme Court to clarify privacy rights

Carol J. Williams reports in the Los Angeles Times: Is there a constitutional right to informational privacy? That is a question that Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is asking the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that the justices hinted at such a right 32 years ago and “never...

World Privacy Forum files comments with the FTC regarding proposed rules for health care-related data breaches

  The World Privacy Forum filed extensive comments with the Federal Trade Commission today regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking for data breaches of information containing actual health care information or health care-related information. The FTC rulemaking will apply to a variety of record holders, especially vendors of personal health records. The Forum supported...