WPF’s data broker testimony results in new Congressional letters to data brokers about vulnerability-based marketing

February 3, 2014   Washington, D.C. — Senator Rockefeller sent six hard-hitting and precedent-setting letters to data brokers today. This was the Senator’s direct follow-up to the information WPF Executive Director Pam Dixon revealed in her December 2013 data broker testimony at the Senate Commerce Committee, which Sen. Rockefeller chairs. Rockefeller, in his release, said: “I

WPF Report — Paying out of Pocket to Protect Health Privacy: A New but Complicated HIPAA Option; A Report on the HIPAA Right to Restrict Disclosure

This Jan. 30, 2014 report discusses a new right to restrict disclosure of health information under the updated HIPAA health privacy rule. The new provision called “Pay Out of Pocket,” also called the “Right to Restrict Disclosure” gives patients the right to request that their health care provider not report or disclose their information to their health plans when they pay for medical services in full. Navigating the new right will take effort and planning for patients to utilize effectively. This substance of this report is about the new patient right to restrict disclosure, and how patients can use it to protect health privacy.

News Release: WPF publishes new report about how to use your new HIPAA right to restrict disclosure of your medical information when you pay in full

For Immediate Release January 30, 2014   San Diego & Washington, D.C. — The World Privacy Forum published a new report today that helps patients understand and use the new HIPAA right to restrict disclosure of their medical information to health plans when treatment is paid for out of pocket in full. The report contains

Video – Biometric Series Home Page: Intro to the technologies of identity

This is the World Privacy Forum video series on biometrics. We filmed these videos on site at Biometrics 2013 in London, the premier global biometrics event. We spoke on a panel about privacy and biometrics, and we explored the newest advances in biometric technologies. These videos offer a brief glimpse into some of the most important biometric devices and tech being used and developed today. This page will be updated frequently as we add new videos.