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No agreement on privacy implications of stimulus package

Like any piece of legislation the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was always going to provoke mixed reactions, and medical advocacy groups are it finding it hard to agree on the implications of its privacy provisions.

Google’s new application raises privacy concerns

Internet giant Google launched a highly anticipated application earlier this month, but privacy advocates have expressed concerns.

Another government agency in breach of employee data

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that one of its computers was illegally accessed and employee identity information was stolen.

Advocacy group: Stimulus bill raises concerns about privacy

An organization which monitors health policies and advocates the freedom of choice in healthcare has issued a statement criticizing the stimulus package for allowing space for privacy breaches.

Experiment raises questions about passport security

Despite government claims that electronic passports take security to a new level, a researcher has proven their protection mechanisms are easy to break.

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.

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