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Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/privacy-and-civil-liberties/

Describes new requirements for respecting privacy of Americans and offers links to relevant documents relating to privacy, civil liberties, and the CIA’s Freedom of Information Electronic Reading Room.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/iot_green_paper_01122017.pdf

Offers guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things, the name given to the linking of all kinds of devices to the Internet.  Finds great possibilities in transportation safety and health management but challenges relating to cybersecurity and privacy.  This paper analyzes public comments on the role of government in this area.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce

 

 

Best Practices for Determining Subgroup Size in Accountability Systems While Protecting Personally Identifiable Student Information

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017147.pdf

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires that states create plans with strategies for reporting education outcomes by grade for all students and particular categories of students.  This report helps states determine the sample size needed for significant results while protecting individual privacy.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Confidentiality Concerns and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 15 to 25

Categories: Health/Medical,Privacy,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db266.pdf

This report describes two measures related to confidentiality and sexual/reproductive health for young adults: concerns that parents might find out and the opportunity to spend time alone with a health care provider without the presence of parents or guardians.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/16_1028_S1_CVE_strategy.pdf

Calls for linking federal and local efforts in opposing violent extremism around four major goals.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/plain-language/pdf-0136_proteting-personal-information.pdf

A guide for businesses on how to secure personal information of customers.  Presents 5 key principles for a sound data security plan.  From the Federal Trade Commission

Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Promote Fairness, Competition, and Investment in the Business Data Services Market

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db1007/DOC-341659A1.pdf

Proposal that would promote competition in the telecommunications industry by revising regulatory environment.  Calls for lowering price caps and changing policies on sharing of sensitive customer data by telecom companies.  Represents a revision of an earlier proposal.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More Than a Generation

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/The-OPM-Data-Breach-How-the-Government-Jeopardized-Our-National-Security-for-More-than-a-Generation.pdf

Committee staff report on the hacking of Office of Personnel Management data bases by foreign sources in 2015.  The report blames the agency for failing to heed repeated warnings about inadequate security and for misleading the public on the extent of the damage.  From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform

 

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