Data Breach Bills Exclude Health Information

One of the negative side-effects of the sectoral approach the United States has taken to privacy regulation is confusion over whether certain types of personal information are protected under existing rules. Specifically, many people – and, it appears, legislators – seem to assume that all health…

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OPM Revises Its Health Information Database

Yesterday, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued updated notices for its health claims database. The new notices shed more light on the privacy protections OPM intends to use, and the notices announce significant revisions to the way OPM will…

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CDT Testifies at Hearing on Data Theft

CDT’s Justin Brookman testifies before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Last week, Justin Brookman, Director of CDT’s Consumer Privacy Project, testified on data breach issues before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee…

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