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Evans concerned about legislation to regulate data resellers

Florence Olsen writes on FCW: Federal agencies increasingly rely on information from commercial data brokers to detect and investigate fraud, verify people’s identities and determine eligibility for benefits. However, agencies often do not exercise the same privacy precautions with that data as they do with information they collect themselves, and some lawmakers and privacy...

"Privacy and Security: Lessons from Non-Health Sectors"

This presentation by Peter Swire at the 15th National HIPAA Summit is available online for free viewing. Also available on the site is a presentation by Linda Sanches, “Enforcement and Policy Challenges in Health Information Privacy.” Presentations from the 14th National HIPAA Summit are listed on the Resources page of this site.

CA: Consumer groups and advocates oppose SB 1096

From a press release issued today: Jerry Flanagan, Health Care Policy Director, Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights will speak out against proposed legislation that would create a loophole in existing law which bars the sharing of private medical information without a patient’s consent. The bill, SB 1096 (Calderon), does so by deeming what...