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Posts by Daniel J. Solove

The new HIPAA-HITECH regulation is here. Officially titled “Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules,” this new regulation modifies HIPAA in accordance with the changes mandated by the HITECH Act of 2009. According to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) director Leon Rodriguez, the rule “marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented.”
  • PII 2.0

  • Posted on January 16, 2012
Professor Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Center of Law & Technology, and Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, discuss their recent paper, “The PII Problem.” Personally identifiable information (PII) is one of the most central concepts in information privacy regulation. While the scope of privacy laws typically turn on whether PII is involved, there is no uniform definition of PII in information privacy law.
My article, “The PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information” (with Professor Paul Schwartz), is now out in print. Here is the abstract.
The Supreme Court has long held that there is no expectation of privacy in public for the purposes of the Fourth Amendment. In United States v. Jones, which involves a warrantless GPS surveillance, the Court will confront just how far this logic can extend. Professor Daniel Solove looks at this case and asks, will the Court revisit its view about the lack of privacy in public given the changing capabilities of technology?
Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University Law School, talks with Professor Lior Strahilevitz, University of Chicago Law School, about his new book, "Information and Exclusion." In the course of their conversation, they examine the topic of exclusion –how information and mechanisms are used to exclude people. Additionally, they discuss the role of privacy in this age of “digital dossiers.”
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