Monica Vendituoli, USA Today, Saturday, January 11, 2014
In late December 2013, Washington state representative Elizabeth Scott (R-Monroe) prefiled a bill titled “Maintaining Privacy of Student Education Records,” that requires the consent of parents, guardians and students before a student’s personally identifiable data is shared with certain organizations. The bill is scheduled for a hearing on Jan. 15.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Chertoff Group
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Ladar Levison – martyr or misinformed? Yes, it’s provocative, but since the answer is “a little bit of both” (with a healthy dose of tongue in cheek) it’s a good way to start a more serious discussion of the Lavabit story and what it tells us about cloud services and their relationship to the government.
Friday, December 20, 2013
In a recent interview with SafeGov, Dr. Alexander Dix, Berlin’s Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, covered a broad range of data protection topics, focusing in particular on SafeGov’s proposal for Codes of Conduct to help EU schools ensure that external cloud services respect student privacy. However, a passing remark he made about Gmail caught our attention, because it reminded us of the highly publicized legal battle over Gmail scanning that is now unfolding in the San Jose, California courtroom of U.S. Federal District Judge Lucy Koh, where a group of Gmail users has launched a class action lawsuit against the Mountain View online advertising company.
Hemant Pathak, Government Health IT, Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Affordable Care Act has dramatically changed U.S. healthcare. Come January, millions of Americans will have access to affordable healthcare for the first time. The influx of new patients will require providers and other healthcare professionals to adjust the standard procedures they've been accustomed to in order to drive efficiency while still delivering quality patient care.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Fordham School of Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP), headed by Joel Reidenberg, has released an eye-opening and sobering study of how public schools are handling privacy issues with regard to cloud computing. The study is called Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools, and it is well worth a read.
Malaysian parents expect great benefits for their children from school Internet use, but say no to online advertising
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A new survey shows that Malaysian parents have high hopes for the benefits that modern Internet services such as email and document collaboration offer to their children in school, but by an overwhelming margin believe these services must not be allowed to engage in online advertising or data mining of children’s personal information.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
SafeGov recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Alexander Dix, who heads the Berlin Data Protection Authority. Under Germany’s Federal system, each region or Land has its own DPA. Dr. Dix’s full title is Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Law Office of Bradley S. Shear
Wednesday, December 04, 2013