This resource page is a curated list of WPF public comments to agencies, as well as other public comments focused on privacy.
How unique are you? We played with a data privacy tool today here at WPF that showed us if the combination of our birthdate and zip code made us statistically unique. The more unique you are, the more identifiable you are in a sea of supposedly “anonymous” data. This tool was developed by Dr. LaTanya Sweeney at Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab, and using it will tell you how easily you can be identified from records that may not even have your name on them.
This FAQ, glossary, and tipsheet about Health Information Exchanges is designed to work in tandem with our HIE map and directory of California HIEs, available here. If you have questions about HIPAA beyond those answered here, please see our extensive resource, A Patient’s Guide to HIPAA.
Data breach — The state of California issues a first-ever statewide data breach report. In 2012, 2.5 million Californians had their data breached. Of those breached, the study found that The report found that “1.4 million Californians would have been protected if companies had encrypted data when moving or sending the data out of the company’s network.”
NTIA — The US Department of Commerce announced that the next NTIA Multistakeholder meeting will be July 25 in Washington, D.C. The final list of outstanding issues for stakeholders is here. Meeting information: Meeting 16 — July 25, 2013, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET (Location: American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW, Washington,