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December 18, 2014

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December 1, 2014

The Week Ahead: Cybercrime, Telecommunications Law and the Internet of Things

I hope you had your rest and relaxation over the Thanksgiving holiday because things are kicking into gear again, with events on cybercrime, telecommunications law and the Internet of Things.

Tuesday

The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies holds an event on patent regulation and policy.

New America hosts talk with Shane Harris, author of “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex.”

New York University’s Information Law Institute and Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy center host an event titled “Building Privacy Into Data-Driven Education.”

The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic  Public Policy Studies holds its U.S. Telecoms Symposium.

The Planetary Society holds an event on the future of solar system exploration.

Wednesday

The Bipartisan Policy Center holds an event on health information technology.

The Cato Institute hosts a talk with Terence Kealey, vice-chancellor emeritus at the University of Buckingham, on public funding of science and research.

The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.

The Information Technology Industry Council and Intel host an event on technology, policy and emerging health crises.

Thursday

Georgetown University Law Center and the Justice Department’s Criminal Division sponsor an event titled “Cybercrime 2020: The Future of Online Crime and Investigations.”

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s Center for Data Innovation holds an event on the Internet of Things.

Republic 3.0 hosts a panel discussion on progressives and a rewrite of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

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 17, 2014

Amazon, the Cloud and its Call for a Privacy Law Change

CQ Roll Call’s Kerry Young reports that Amazon has asked lawmakers to tweak federal health privacy law to allow freer data flow for research projects conducted through its cloud-services business while maintaining information security.

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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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June 26, 2014

Healthcare.gov 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 23, 2014

AT&T-DirecTV Merger, FCC Funding, Digital Health Care This Week

Hold onto your seats because a slew of events and congressional hearings and markups are slated for the next few days, including multiple subcommittee meetings on the proposed AT&T-DirectTV merger.

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June 20, 2014

An Exhaustive Look at HealthCare.gov From Two Senate Republicans

In releasing a report on what went wrong with the rollout of HealthCare.gov, two GOP senators put out a rhetoric-heavy news release that criticized the 2010 health care law and scolded the Obama administration for implementing it. But as CQ HealthBeat’s Kerry Young notes, the purpose of the report itself is “at least partly to help the organization’s new chief” — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell — “keep from repeating the same errors.”

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June 18, 2014

Human Anatomy, at Your Fingertips (in Plastic, of Course)

The National Institutes of Health is using White House Maker Faire day to remind the world about its new exchange for 3D printer files related to health and science — such as plans for custom lab equipment and scientific models for human anatomy and tiny organisms. The goal is to improve research, assist in repairing and enhancing lab equipment, and help pre-game medical procedures.

The 3D printer community has taken the “human anatomy” thing to the next level, of course. It’s not just about models, it’s also about fabricating actual synthetic body parts. It’s a story best told through video:

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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 28, 2014

Samsung’s Health Project: the FDA Factor

Samsung today announced the Simband, a “reference design” for a wearable sensor gadget that would allow people to track their health data. Along with Apple’s rumored upcoming launch of an iWatch with health apps, the Samsung move pushes the concept of real-time tracking of consumers’ health information closer to the point where regulators and lawmakers will have to revisit the issue.

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