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Health Big Data in the Commercial Context

This paper is the third in a series of three, each of which explores health big data in a different context. The first — on health big data in the government context — is available here, and the second — on health big data in the clinical context — is available here. Consumers are increasingly using mobile phone apps and wearable devices to generate and share data on…

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Health Big Data in the Clinical Context

This paper is the second in a series of three, each of which explores health big data in a different context. The first — on health big data in the government context — is available here, and the third — on health big data in the commercial context — is available here. The health care industry, like other sectors, faces exciting new opportunities as a result of the cluster of developments occurring…

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Health Big Data in the Government Context

This paper is the first in a series of three, each of which explores health big data in a different context. The second — on health big data in the clinical context — is available here, and the third — on health big data in the commercial context — is available here. Data-driven and information-based systems have quickly become the new paradigm for American health care. Using the vast…

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Letters to Congressmen Ron Wyden and Jared Polis re: Digital Millennium Copyright Act reform

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Representative Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced a bill to boost security research, journalism and freedom of expression by reforming outdated provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). CDT has written a letter to each Congressman supporting the proposed legislation (Wyden; Polis). For greater context on this issue, refer to Senator Wyden’s announcement about the bill as well…

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Speech 2.0 – Free Expression in the New “Digital Europe”

Dynamic and interactive platforms for networking and self-publishing are flourishing in Europe, making the Internet more accessible, more relevant, and more integrated into Europeans’ experience of daily life. Europeans are embracing these platforms to engage in expressive activities – and we wanted to highlight these things, so we developed a whitepaper entitled, Speech 2.0: Free Expression in the New Digital Europe.

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Expert Report Led by CDT Finds that Australian Surveillance Violates Human Rights

In November 2015, the UN Human Rights Council will be assessing Australia’s compliance with its obligations under the human rights treaties it has signed. Together with Privacy International, the Australian Privacy Foundation, and the New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, we’ve submitted an expert report to the HRC in order to ensure that the global community takes a hard look at the laws and practices of one of the NSA’s closest partners.

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Cyber-Surveillance Bill to Move Forward, Secretly

The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) in a closed Committee meeting as soon as the week of March 9. CDT has analyzed the discussion draft. Though CISA includes some improvements from last year’s version of the legislation, every major concern we expressed about the 2014 version of the bill is also a major concern with the 2015 version.

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