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VIDEO: Washington Legal Foundation

Recently, CDT Policy Analyst, Andrew McDiarmid spoke at the Washington Legal Foundation about privacy issues in the Google Books Settlement. The video of Andrew’s discussion, as well as several other videos from the event, are available here.

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Americans to Advertisers: Stop spying on me!

Researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication recently released the results of a large-scale study of consumer attitudes toward behavioral targeting (also known as behavioral advertising). The report’s findings were astonishing in their simplicity: the majority of consumers do not want their information collected and used for the purpose of customizing targeted…

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Is Online Privacy a Generational Issue?

CDT Policy Analyst, Heather West, wrote a guest blog post for Wired’s GeekDad blog discussing whether or not online privacy is a generational issue. In light of the release of a survey on behavioral advertising conducted by professors at both the University of Pennsylvania and The University of California, Berkeley, the post highlights how the younger demographic…

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Great Wrap-Up from Last Week’s Health IT Event

Alex Howard put together a fantastic write up of our panel discussion last week about the progress that has been made nine months into the implementation of the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. You can check out video from the event here and Alex’s write up for SearchCompliance.com here.

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Great Wrap-Up from Last Week’s Health IT Event

Alex Howard put together a fantastic write up of our panel discussion last week about the progress that has been made nine months into the implementation of the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. You can check out video from the event here and Alex’s write up for SearchCompliance.com here.

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Netflix Needs to Put “Privacy Risks” in Their Queue

Netflix recently announced winners of the one-million-dollar “Netflix Prize” and its plans for a new competition, creatively dubbed “Netflix Prize 2.” Although details of this second contest still haven’t been made public, the New York Times has reported that competitors will be challenged to “model individuals’ ‘taste profiles’,” based on a dataset that will hold “demographic and behavioral…

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Health IT Policy Panel: Video

CDT recently hosted the “Implementing Health IT: Progress and Promise” panel at the National Press Club. The event focused on the progress that has been made nine months into the implementation of the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A short video recapping the highlights of the panel discussion can be found…

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A Transparent TARP?

Recently, CDT was asked to testify about the ways that technology can be used to improve financial oversight during a 2009 congressional session that saw “bank bailouts,” “housing markets” and “economic stability” become commonly used buzzwords. While TARP and mortgages aren’t our usual area of expertise, we have a lot to say on how Congress can ensure that…

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Letters to Medicare Enrollees Pose Potential HIPAA Violation

Last week we learned that Humana — and possibly some other Medicare plans — inappropriately used enrollees’ personal data to send them letters saying they could lose their benefits and services due to the impending health care reform legislation in Congress. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) called on all plans serving Medicare beneficiaries to stop…

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