Apr 222011
 April 22, 2011  Posted by  Business, Court, U.S.

Lyle Denniston writes:

The Supreme Court holds one hour of oral argument on Tuesday on the scope of constitutional protection for the modern phenomenon of “data-mining,” the creation of usable information out of masses of stored computer entries.  The case is Sorrell, et al., v. IMS Health, et al. (10-779).   Arguing for the state of Vermont, defending a law that limits the commercial use of such data, will be an assistant state attorney general, Bridget C. Asay of Montpelier.  Supporting such regulatory efforts, for the federal government, will be Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Edwin S. Kneedler, with ten minutes of time.  Speaking for data-mining companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers will be Thomas C. Goldstein of Goldstein, Howe & Russell in Washington, D.C.

Read more on SCOTUSblog.

Note: This is a case that’s been covered on one of the companion blogs, PHIprivacy.net,  in the past (previous coverage).

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