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July 28, 2014

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July 21, 2014

New Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown

Georgetown University Law Center has created a new Center on Privacy and Technology and has hired Senate Judiciary Committee staffer Alvaro M. Bedoya as its executive director.

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July 15, 2014

DOJ/FTC Cybersecurity Antitrust Comments Good, Not Good Enough, Report Says

In April, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission teamed up to release a statement to businesses who might be worried about sharing cybersecurity information with competitors: The agencies wrote that they “do not believe that antitrust is – or should be – a roadblock to legitimate cybersecurity information sharing.”

A new report released today on the security of the electricity grid concludes that the statement was a good start to tackling one of the biggest impediments of business-to-business cyber threat info sharing. It just isn’t good enough. Full story

July 14, 2014

Botnets, the Video Marketplace and Permanent Internet Tax Ban Bill This Week

This week, activity on the Hill includes hearings on botnets and the future of the video marketplace as well as  House consideration of a permanent ban on taxing Internet access. Elsewhere in Washington, events on the IP transition, data analytics and Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference are on tap.

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July 7, 2014

Net Neutrality, Inmate Calling Services and Digital Privacy This Week

Things are getting back into swing after the three-day weekend with events this week on net neutrality and digital privacy, and a workshop on inmate calling services.

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July 3, 2014

What Do the Experts Fear About the Future of the Internet?

Will the way people access and share content on the Internet be significantly worse in 2025 compared to now? And what are the “most serious threats to the most effective accessing and sharing” of content online?

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June 26, 2014 Isn’t the Only Intersection of Government, Health and Technology

The federal government’s efforts to enroll people into health insurance plans online might have been one of the most high-profile and contentious intersections of the federal government, health and technology, but it’s certainly not the only space where these issues come together.  CQ HealthBeat’s Kerry Young writes about federal efforts to make health data more accessible:

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June 19, 2014

When Accurate Data Creates an Unfair Picture

What happens when a good-faith effort to move away from broad categorization about a person accidentally leads to discrimination? A joint big-data event hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Georgetown University brought up an interesting example concerning car insurance.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 6:36 p.m.
Big Data, Privacy

June 5, 2014

‘Mall Tracking’ at Cellphone Location-Privacy Hearing

It’s probably common knowledge that online retailers gather data about shoppers and that brick-and-mortar stores gather data using loyalty cards. But what about “mall tracking?”

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June 2, 2014

Health Datapalooza, SpaceX, Security Summit in the Week Ahead

Welcome back from a beautiful weekend. The Senate is in session, while the House is not. Events on security, space launches and health data are on tap.

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May 27, 2014

Data Broker Industry Needs Legislative Action, FTC Says

A new report from the Federal Trade Commission says consumers are out of the loop about the information that data brokers collect about them and how they use this information. Lawmakers should look at enacting legislation to boost transparency and give consumers reasonable access to their information, the report says.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 2:34 p.m.
Big Data, Privacy

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