Expansion Proposed of HIPAA To Encompass Fitness and Health Apps And Services

The bill is looking to fill a gap that has developed in the U.S. regulation of health privacy.  Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have reintroduced a bill, the “Protecting Personal Health Data Act” (S.24), that addresses the rise of wearable fitness trackers and similar technology that are currently outside the United States … Continue reading Expansion Proposed of HIPAA To Encompass Fitness and Health Apps And Services

Google Buys Fitbit Even Though U.S. and Australia May Still Oppose

The Google/Fitbit deal could ultimately get blocked. Even though the European Union (EU) has signed off on Google’s acquisition of Fitbit with some conditions, the United States (U.S.) and Australia are still assessing the deal. Moreover, given that both nations are in the midst of acting against Google and other tech companies, one, if not … Continue reading Google Buys Fitbit Even Though U.S. and Australia May Still Oppose

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)

Further Reading “Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Viewed Some of Its Source Code” By Nicole Perlroth — The New York Times. The Sluzhba vneshney razvedki Rossiyskoy Federatsii’s (SVR) hack keeps growing and growing with Microsoft admitting its source code was viewed through an employee account. It may be that authorized Microsoft resellers were one of the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (4 December)

Further Reading “How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories” By Sheera Frenkel — The New York Times. A significant percentage of lies, misinformation, and disinformation about the legitimacy of the election have been disseminated by a small number of right-wing figures, which are then repeated, reposted, and retweeted. The Times relies on research of how … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (4 December)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events: Coming Events On 18 August, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the “Bias in AI Workshop, a virtual event to develop a shared understanding of bias in AI, what it is, and how to measure it.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 28 July, the House Rules Committee will consider the rule for and amendments to the H.R. … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 July)