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Marc Zwillinger On The WikiLeak

Aug 9, 2010 by ZwillGen

In a recent Associated Press article, “Plugging the WikiLeak: What can the government do?” Marc Zwillinger explains why the government may be unable to prevent Julian Assange, an Australian citizen living abroad, from posting classified Pentagon and State Department documents on the Internet....

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HHS announced last week that it was withdrawing a proposed Final Rule on Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information from Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) review “to allow for further consideration.” While the agency did not specify why the rule was withdrawn from OMB review, there is some speculation that HHS may be...

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Today in the Washington Post, Marc Zwillinger explains how the proposed addition of electronic communication transaction records to the list of items law enforcement can seek with a national security letter could open a significant amount of Internet activity to government surveillance without judicial authorization, including Web 2.0 and social media.  The article, “White House Proposal Would Ease FBI...

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House, Senate hold Hearings on Online Privacy

Jul 28, 2010 by Lisa Branco

Committee hearings on online privacy are being held in both the House and Senate this week.  On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Consumer Online Privacy at which the committee heard testimony from the chairs of the FTC and FCC, as well as representatives from Facebook, Google, AT&T, and Apple.  (Archived hearing...

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It is likely that sometime in the next few weeks craigslist will be filing a writ petition in the First Appellate District Court of Appeal for the State of California in Scott P. v. craigslist, Inc., Foster Dairy Farms, et al., No. CGC-10-496687 (Hon. Peter Busch), asking the Court of Appeal to reverse a recent...

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On July 8, 2010, HHS released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) which includes proposed changes to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules to implement statutory changes in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”).   If implemented, the proposed changes would: Expand...

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