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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Prescription Data Mining Law Arguments

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Written by Dianne Bourque On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments (transcripts here) about whether or not the Vermont data mining law violates free speech by preventing pharmaceutical manufacturers and their sales people from obtaining data on physician prescription habits.  Vermont currently bans the sale, transmission, and use of prescriber-specific data for marketing purposes… Continue Reading

Maine Legislative Committee Votes to Repeal Marketing Law Aimed at Minors

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We have blogged about the on-again, off-again, then on-again (but revised) Maine “Act to Prevent Predatory Marketing Practices Against Minors”. Well, it’s now off. For good. Last week, a Maine legislative committee voted to repeal the controversial online marketing law, which was widely seen as unconstitutional, that restricts the data that can be collected from… Continue Reading

Maine – New Year, New Legislative Session, New Version of the Marketing to ‘Tweens Law

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As promised last year, the Maine legislative session opened this week with the introduction of a new predatory marketing bill–LD 1677. This bill would repeal the beleaguered LD 1883, which was signed to law last year, but faced major opposition from industry groups, leading Maine’s attorney general to promise not to enforce the law. The… Continue Reading

Some “light reading” for privacy geeks…

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Or, actually, for anyone interested in building privacy into business from the “ground up” and how privacy can (and should) become a business differentiator. Dr. Ann Cavoukian is Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner and has long been an advocate of privacy technologies and coined the term “Privacy by Design” in the late-nineties. Her latest book… Continue Reading

What is happening with Registered Traveler data? It’s not “Clear”….

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As I blogged a few weeks back, the “Clear” Registered Traveler program abruptly ended because the service provider ceased operations. The announcement at the time raised the questions of what happens to the vast trove of personal information and biometric data that the company collected in order to “clear” frequent fliers who ponied up the… Continue Reading

Breaking News – SCOTUS

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Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court this morning refused to hear an appeal requested by two companies that want a New Hampshire prescription privacy law overturned. According to the article, the high court rejected without comment the request of Verispan and IMS Health, who argued that a law prohibiting companies from using physicians’ prescribing… Continue Reading