Data Breach Bills Exclude Health Information

Harley Geiger, Center for Democracy and Technology, uses findings from a recent Markle survey to support the statement that there is a general agreement on the sensitivity of identifiable health information and individuals should know when such information is breached.

Collaborative Comments on FTC Approach to Privacy

Markle Collaborators emphasize a comprehensive, coordinated federal policy approach to privacy in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission.

Collaborative Comments on Dept. of Commerce Approach to Privacy

Markle Collaborators emphasize a comprehensive, coordinated federal policy approach to privacy in a letter to the Department of Commerce.

PHRs and Privacy: Tackling Tough Issues

Surveys by the Markle Foundation confirm that consumers want to be able to review who has accessed their PHRs and to be notified of any breaches.

Comments on FTC Breach Notification Rulemaking

Markle, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and others respond to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on reducing the risk of information breaches and notifying consumers in the event of a breach.

Response to New Federal Health Data Breach Notification Requirements

Markle, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and others comment on the new federal health data breach notification provisions to be ...

Objective Standards Needed for Evaluating Information Breaches

Markle Connecting for Health and the Center for Democracy and Technology focus on the need for objective standards for judging whether a data breach presents significant risk.

Comments on Technical Guidance for Federal Health Data Breach Notification Requirements

In comments on the HHS federal health data breach notification provisions, Markle, CDT and collaborators recommend that HHS embrace a comprehensive set of information-sharing policies that include strong oversight and accountability mechanisms, adoption of trusted network design characteristics and the implementation of core privacy principles in addition to the technologies and methodologies listed in the guidance.