Sep 172020
 
 September 17, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Press release issued September 11: Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congressman John Katko (R-NY), Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) introduced the bipartisan Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020. The legislation would work to modernize the country’s lagging digital identity infrastructure with a three-pronged approach: It would establish a task [Read More…]

Sep 172020
 
 September 17, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Ed Hasbrouck writes: As it’s been doing for years, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is still lying about the state of compliance by states with the Federal REAL-ID Act of 2005. The DHS claims that “All U.S. States [Are] Now Compliant” with the REAL-ID Act. But as we’ve noted many times before, the REAL-ID [Read More…]

Sep 172020
 
 September 17, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Laws, U.S.

A snippet from the Executive Summary of a new report written by Robert Gellman and Pam Dixon: This report offers an analysis of existing laws and practices regarding both types of HIPAA COVID-19 waivers. The report recommends that, when the current emergency subsides, the Secretary of HHS review in a [Read More…]