Connected Cars & Privacy: Automotive Industry Adopts Consumer Privacy Principles

By | Technology's Legal Edge | November 17, 2014

Last week proved to be an important week for privacy and data protection in the US: while representatives of the European Commission were negotiating with US representatives on government surveillance and the extension of the US Privacy Act to EU citizens, the US Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (‘Alliance’) together with the US Association of Global Automakers (‘Association’) published their ‘Consumer Privacy Protection Principles’ (‘Principles’) on 12 November 2014.

Ebola’s Out of the Country for Now, but if It Returns, Hospitals Best Mind Patient Privacy

By | LXBN | November 17, 2014
Credit: Flickr user kokopinto

Since September, when Thomas Eric Duncan was first admitted to a hospital, Ebola-fever spread throughout the nation. Not the actual virus, although it did get passed along to eight more people, but the fear. Advice was shared, lawsuits threatened, and jobs lost. Many folks also noticed that the names and information of many of the Ebola victims were finding their way to the media, leaving many wondering if a HIPAA violation had been made.