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Facial Recognition and Privacy

Facial recognition technology is increasingly used in a variety of ways – from security and authentication to photo tagging on social networks and targeted advertising on digital signs in stores. Facial recognition software packages are freely available online, and the technology is fast making its…

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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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