As precision medicine research advances, the medical community must take steps to address the privacy risks to sensitive genetic information that is shared among researchers, says Carlos Bustamante of Stanford University.
Here's how police and intelligence officials in Europe and the United States are collaborating to identify and disrupt the network of people that planned, supported and launched the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris.
As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
Now that it has issued a 10-year roadmap for secure, interoperable health information exchange, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has a number of privacy-related projects planned for 2016, says Lucia Savage, ONC's chief privacy officer. She spells those out in this in-depth interview.
LifeLock says it has reached a tentative agreement on a settlement with the FTC regarding alleged information security shortcomings and other issues. It says it's also reached agreement on a proposed settlement of a related consumer class action lawsuit. The stock market reacted favorably to the announcements.
Overcoming misperceptions about the HIPAA Privacy Rule will prove vital to achieving nationwide, secure health data exchange, says attorney Jodi Daniel, who until recently helped develop federal policy.
Devin Jopp, CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, describes a new effort to develop recommendations for how to protect genomic data as it's exchanged, as is called for under President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.
Someone green-light this drama: Sony, after suffering a massive data breach that led to the leak of personal information and embarrassing corporate emails, has agreed to a data-breach settlement worth up to $8 million.
Apple has removed hundreds of apps from its App Store for violating its user-tracking guidelines. Chinese mobile advertising firm Youmi has issued "sincere apologies" for the tracking behavior and promised to compensate affected developers.