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Report from first health care privacy conference

By Andy Oram
June 14, 2011

Examined dilemmas in data storage, sharing, consent, segmentation, and more.

Computers, Freedom, and Privacy enters 21st year at a moment of hot debate

By Andy Oram
March 28, 2011

Lillie Coney of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Jules Polonetsky of the Future of Privacy Forum, cochairs of CFP this year, talk about what makes the conference unique and how it will illuminate the pressing issues of Twitter revolutions (or whatever role the Internet may play), surveillance and tracking, security of personal health data, and more.

Writing Beyond Tech: New Ruin Mist Book

By William Stanek
May 11, 2010

Rise of the Fallen, the first book in the Ruin Mist: Dawn of the Ages series, releases/released on May 11, 2010 in hardcover. Although set in the fantasy universe of Ruin Mist, the book is very different from the previously...

Current activities at the Electronic Information Privacy Center

By Andy Oram
March 19, 2010

A few of the recent campaigns of Electronic Information Privacy Center include whole-body imaging at airports, the Smart Grid, and cell phone privacy in the workplace. EPIC demands that institutions take responsibility for privacy, designing it into their systems.

Report from HIMMS Health IT conference: toward interoperability and openness

By Andy Oram
March 4, 2010

The U.S. has a mobile population, bringing their aches and pains to a plethora of institutions and small providers. That's why health care needs interoperability. Furthermore, despite superb medical research, we desperately need to share more information and crunch it in creative new ways. That's why health care needs openness.

Privacy and open government: conversations with EPIC and others about OpenID

By Andy Oram
August 3, 2009

Ideas about privacy policies, anonymity, and technical impacts, springing from a discussion with a director from the Electronic Privacy Information Center and from comments on an earlier blog.

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