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Category Archives: Privacy Law

Proposed Health Information Technology Strategy Aims to Promote Innovation

On April 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in consultation with theOffice of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft report addressing a proposed strategy and recommendations on an “appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework pertaining to health information technology.” This report, entitled “FDASIA Health IT Report: Proposed Strategy …

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The White House Big Data Report & Apple’s iOS 8: Shining the Light on an Alternative Approach to Privacy and Biomedical Research

Big data derives from “the growing technological ability to capture, aggregate, and process an ever-greater volume, velocity, and variety of data.”[i] Apple’s just-releasediOS 8 software development kit (“iOS 8 SDK”) highlights this growth.[ii] The iOS 8 SDK touts over 4,000 application programming interface calls including “greater extensibility” and “new frameworks.”iii For example, HomeKit and HealthKit, two of these new frameworks, serve …

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