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September 16, 2014

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September 3, 2014

Verizon and FCC Settle Privacy Investigation for $7.4 Million

Verizon has agreed to pay the federal government $7.4 million in a settlement over a Federal Communications Commission investigation of allegations that the company used customers’ personal information for marketing campaigns without notifying them or getting their consent, according to the commission.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 12:39 p.m.

August 18, 2014

Wikipedia, Cybersecurity, and Aspen Forum This Week

Events on Wikpedia, cybersecurity, startups, and government use of technology to lower costs are on tap this week and the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum in Colorado continues early this week.

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August 4, 2014

Text-to-911, 3D Printing and Privacy Policies Abroad This Week

With Congress out of town, it’s the start of a quieter month, but there are at least a few events this week, including the FCC’s monthly open meeting.

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July 28, 2014

This Week: Wireless Cramming, Minority Media and Microsoft’s Data Warrant

The highlights include a look at Microsoft’s challenge of a warrant for data located in Ireland, a Senate hearing on wireless cramming and a conference on issues for minority media and telecom businesses.

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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 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 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 2, 2014

Surveillance Program Produces ‘Valuable and Effective’ Information, Watchdog Says

CQ Roll Call’s Rob Margetta writes that the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has concluded that the “government’s use of controversial intelligence authority used to target the communications of foreigners has been legal and useful, in contrast to accusations from several lawmakers who have labeled such programs as ‘backdoor’ surveillance on Americans.”

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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 25, 2014

Email Search Warrant Provision Added to Spending Bill

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Yoder. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Among the 12 annual spending bills that fund the federal government, the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill is generally one of the more contentious. But during a markup of the House’s fiscal 2015 version, there wasn’t any fight when it came to an amendment targeting a law that allows federal agencies to obtain emails older than 180 days without a search warrant.

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