CPR for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Transportation drug tests: ‘Privacy invasion,’ ‘public safety
Chicago Tribune
Privacy and modesty are taking a back seat to public safety when it comes to testing some commercial transportation workers for illegal drugs and alcohol.
New laws to be subject to privacy test under Tories
Every new law will have to undergo a “privacy test” as part of Tory plans to roll back the surveillance state. By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor Any

Is Privacy in The Cloud an Illusion?
This is probably obvious to most, but the move to cloud based services has some pretty big potential ramifications when it comes to privacy and risks in

White House Seeks Renewal of Surveillance Laws
Washington Post
But Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich also told Democrats that the administration is “willing to consider” additional privacy safeguards advocated by
Survey Finds Organizations Face Challenges in Readying for New
15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — According to a new survey conducted by Goodwin Procter LLP and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP),
Federal panel okays EHR security, privacy standards
Government Health IT
By Mary Mosquera The Health IT Standards Committee today endorsed a set of security and privacy standards for electronic health record systems that it said
US Justice Dept wants surveillance methods extended
“Many of these instances will be mundane,” Weich said, suggesting that requests often are for driver’s license records protected by state privacy laws.
Michigan Announces Intent to Expand Health IT Efforts to
The Michigan News
“By expanding the use of health information technology, we can reduce errors and duplication, cut insurance costs, and increase patients’ medical privacy,”

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