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News Story
11/7/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
This year, Mary O’Connor and her father made voting a family affair. O’Connor’s father is a Vietnam veteran, so she was especially interested in his views on Proposition 61, a California ballot measure that would peg the state’s payments for prescription drugs to prices paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’...
News Story
10/16/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A European Union group on Tuesday sought changes to Google's recently updated privacy policy, including urging the company to release more information about its use of the personal data it collects on users. On Tuesday, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, which identifies itself as an advisory group made up of government privacy...
News Story
8/17/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON — Proposed regulations released Wednesday would require health insurers to provide clear, concise and consistent cost information about individuals' policies in easy-to-understand language. Insurers would have to provide cost information to consumers who requested it before they bought health insurance, according to the...
Blog Post
5/23/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
I've just seen what has to be the lamest excuse ever to come out of the Googleplex. Apparently Google hasn't implemented a Do Not Track mechanism on its Chrome browser, because, according to one of the Internet Giant's top privacy lawyers, Keith Enright, the geeks in Mountain View "need more granularity and a more reasonable...
Blog Post
2/3/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
Next week will be a busy one in Washington for online privacy as at least two bills are expected to be introduced in the House.  Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA, plans to offer Do Not Track legislation and Rep. Bobby Rush, D- IL, is expected to re-introduce his online privacy bill. There's activity outside Congress as well. Also in the House...