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Last week, the White House released its report, Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values. My reaction to it is mixed. The report covers many issues, and in this post, I want to focus on the report’s discussion of education privacy and Big Data.
Professor Daniel Solove discusses key takeaways from the FTC v. Wyndham case. In this case, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has challenged the FTC’s power to regulate data security under the FTC Act.
Privacy expert and law professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University Law School, examines a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) case that involves the inadvertent exposure of people’s medical data by a third party data service provider. Of special note in the ‘GMR Transcription Services, Inc.’ case is the FTC faults GMR for its data service provider management practices.
Privacy law professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, provides an overview of the four main trends in privacy developments that he saw occurring in 2013. He also provides a look ahead at the privacy changes he foresees in 2014.
Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, discloses the latest National Security Agency surveillance program.
Privacy law professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, examines the human side of data breaches.
This week, details about two government surveillance programs were made public. Both involve government agency’s surveillance tactics of gathering data from phone and Internet providers. Law professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, responds to President Obama’s defense of these practices.
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.
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