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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Healthcare Data Breaches on the Rise

Posted in Internet, Privacy, Technology
The Healthcare Information and Management System Society (“HIMSS”) recently released its “Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data,” the third installment of the report in the last six years.  Despite increased confidence in security safeguards, healthcare providers reported more breaches than in past years.  In 2008, only 13% of respondents reported a security breach.  In 2012, … Continue Reading

DOJ Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple and Major Publishers Regarding E-Book Pricing

Posted in Internet, Technology
Yesterday, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Apple and five major publishing companies (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster) regarding the defendants’ practices with regard to e-books.  The DOJ Complaint, available here, alleges that the publishers and Apple conspired to set pricing for e-books in violation of Section 1 … Continue Reading

No Joke: Communications Decency Act Protections

Posted in First Amendment
On April 1, a number of online sources (including Abovethelaw.com) reported that Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman planned to propose legislation that would strip internet service providers (ISPs) of their protection under the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230 (the “CDA”).  Luckily, these stories were later revealed to be a concerted April Fool’s prank, and … Continue Reading