Uncategorized – Privacy in 08 http://www.privacy08.org Healthcare Privacy and in Workplace Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Share your vision with the Obama Administration http://www.privacy08.org/share-your-vision-with-the-obama-administration/ http://www.privacy08.org/share-your-vision-with-the-obama-administration/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:27:31 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=114 changegov

The Obama-Biden Administration has set up a website where you can share your vision for the next administration. Visit http://change.gov/page/s/yourvision and share your privacy vision!

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Advice to Barack Obama on the Patriot Act http://www.privacy08.org/advice-to-barack-obama-on-the-patriot-act-3/ http://www.privacy08.org/advice-to-barack-obama-on-the-patriot-act-3/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:22:19 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=109

Way back in May, Bob Barr spoke about the Patriot Act at a debate between third-party candidates. Today, knowing that Barack Obama will be our next President, it is important to keep in mind the challenges that will face his administration and we hope he takes Barr’s advice on the Patriot Act! Listen to what Barr said:


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Where Do McCain and Obama Stand on Tech? http://www.privacy08.org/where-do-mccain-and-obama-stand-on-tech/ http://www.privacy08.org/where-do-mccain-and-obama-stand-on-tech/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:19:31 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=108

In the final days before the election, Internetnews.com provides a breakdown of Barack Obama and John McCain’s views on six major technology topics: net neutrality, broadband and spectrum, immigration, privacy, technology in government, and green technology. Read the article here.

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Technology Voter Guide 2008 http://www.privacy08.org/technology-voter-guide-2008/ http://www.privacy08.org/technology-voter-guide-2008/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:19:10 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=107

CNET provides a Technology Voter Guide on its site, including answers to a technology survey taken earlier this year from Barack Obama, John McCain,Bob Barr, and Ralph Nader.

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Obama responds to McCain Camp Insinuations it Hacked into Joe the Plumber’s Private Files http://www.privacy08.org/obama-responds-to-mccain-camp-insinuations-it-hacked-into-joe-the-plumbers-private-files-2/ http://www.privacy08.org/obama-responds-to-mccain-camp-insinuations-it-hacked-into-joe-the-plumbers-private-files-2/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:18:37 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=105

Over the weekend, the McCain campaign charged that the Obama campaign may have had something to do with the breaches of Joe the Plumber’s privacy records. The Obama campaign responded yesterday, saying “Invasions of privacy should not be tolerated. If these records were accessed inappropriately, it had nothing to do with our campaign and should be investigated fully.” More at Political Punch.

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Discussion: E-Deceptive Campaign Practices http://www.privacy08.org/discussion-e-deceptive-campaign-practices-2/ http://www.privacy08.org/discussion-e-deceptive-campaign-practices-2/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:15:23 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=102

There will be a discussion about e-deceptive campaign practices today, Oct. 20, at the EPIC offices at 1718 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200 from 2pm to 3pm. Deceptive campaigns are attempts to misdirect targeted voters regarding the voting process for public elections. Election activity that would be considered deceptive could include false statements about polling times, date of the election, voter identification rules, or the eligibility requirements for voters who wish to cast a ballot. Historically, disinformation and misinformation efforts intended to suppress voter participation have been systemic attempts to reduce voter participation among low-income, minority, young, disabled, and elderly voters. In 2008, millions of new voters are engaging the political process through Internet communication, which presents an opportunity to review the technology and the incident of e-deceptive campaign practices. See more information on the Facebook event page.

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Privacy ’08: A Time for Debate http://www.privacy08.org/privacy-08-a-time-for-debate-3/ http://www.privacy08.org/privacy-08-a-time-for-debate-3/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:14:12 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=98

The final presidential debate is this coming Wednesday, October 15th at 9pm. The Privacy ’08 campaign has sent a letter to Bob Schieffer, moderator of Wednesday’s debate, urging him to ask a question regarding the future of privacy protections for American consumers and citizens. More questions and privacy challenges facing the next Administration can be found here.

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EPIC hosts Privacy ’08 event at National Press Club http://www.privacy08.org/epic-hosts-privacy-08-event-at-national-press-club/ http://www.privacy08.org/epic-hosts-privacy-08-event-at-national-press-club/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:12:42 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=97

On Monday, EPIC hosted an event at the National Press Club with security expert Bruce Schneier and Phillip Friedman, a leading expert on consumer law. Schneier and Friedman discussed recommendations they believe should be given to the next administration. Schneier argued that the next President will need to strengthen privacy safeguards for Internet users, and Friedman urged that strengthening consumer protection law will be vital. A picture of the event is below:


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McCain, Obama express support for electronic health records during debate http://www.privacy08.org/mccain-obama-express-support-for-electronic-health-records-during-debate-2/ http://www.privacy08.org/mccain-obama-express-support-for-electronic-health-records-during-debate-2/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:07:26 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=95

During tonight’s debate, both John McCain and Barack Obama expressed their support for electronic health records. In answering a question about the future of health care, Senator Obama said “[we must] mak[e] sure that we use information technology so that medical records are actually on computers instead of you filling forms out in triplicate when you go to the hospital. That will reduce medical errors and reduce costs.” In response, Senator McCain said, “Let’s put health records online, that will reduce medical errors, as they call them.” You can view EPIC’s page on medical record privacy here. Video of the candidates’ responses:

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Privacy ’08: A Time for Debate http://www.privacy08.org/privacy-08-a-time-for-debate-2/ http://www.privacy08.org/privacy-08-a-time-for-debate-2/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:06:01 +0000 http://www.privacy08.org/?p=92

The presidential debate is this coming Tuesday, October 7th at 9pm. The Privacy ’08 campaign has sent a letter to Tom Brokaw, moderator of Tuesday’s debate, urging him to ask a question regarding the future of privacy protections for American consumers and citizens. More questions and privacy challenges facing the next Administration can be found here.

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