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Stimulus bill’s privacy issues spark debate

The stimulus plan’s health IT provisions include new regulations regarding privacy protection, but the debate about their merits is far from over.

Obama’s health records plans still raise privacy questions

President Obama campaigned on the platform of healthcare reform, but his plans to computerize medical records are facing opposition from some privacy advocates.

Government secrets available at a thrift store

After a recent scathing report on federal agencies’ failure to comply with civil rights regulations, another story brings home the need for better oversight of sensitive data by the U.S. government.

World celebrates Data Privacy Day

Events to educate consumers about data protection have been held to mark Data Privacy Day on January 28.

Consumer group decries proposed sale of medical records

Consumer Watchdog has raised a number of privacy concerns regarding how electronic medical records, when introduced, will be able to be used.

White House online privacy policy exempts YouTube

Technology bloggers are raising questions about whether the White House is adhering to privacy rules that prohibit federal agencies from using cookies on their websites.

Mobile phones using GPS to advertise to users

Mobile phone companies are moving one step closer to developing a comprehensive way to track users’ location – and use that information to deliver targeted marketing.

Ohio renter law requires collection of personal data, photo

A Maple Heights, Ohio law that requires landlords to collect personal information and photos of their tenants has attracted complaints about its privacy implications.

Privacy advocates seek limits on mobile marketing

Privacy advocacy groups have said they will file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission urging it to adopt rules and safeguards related to the mobile advertising industry.

Feinstein introduces privacy bill

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has introduced a bill that aims to protect people’s privacy and prevent ID theft by protecting Social Security numbers.

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