The World Privacy Forum filed comments with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about wellness programs and related privacy impacts to individuals. Many Americans now take part in employer wellness programs, and they are increasingly and justifiably concerned about the sensitive information these programs are gathering, sometimes in return for incentives such as discounts on pricing for health insurance. These comments to the EEOC address some of the most significant challenges individuals face, including voluntariness, fairness, due process, and information sharing outside of HIPAA.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2015 San Diego — Pam Dixon, Executive Director of the World Privacy Forum, has been named to an OECD Advisory Group that will help guide the development of the draft OECD Council recommendations on privacy-protective approaches for the use of health data. This work will be pursued under the umbrella of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015 San Diego — Today, the United States Senate passed the USA FREEDOM Act in a vote of 67 – 32. As passed, the final bill will limit the “bulk collection” of Americans’ phone data after the President has signed the bill into law. “This bill reforms the National Security
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015 San Diego — Pam Dixon will be the commenter for a scholarly paper at the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference to be held this year in Berkeley, California. “It is an honor to be invited to be the commenter for a paper to be presented at PLSC,” said Ms.
The FCC has announced that it will be considering a declaratory order and ruling June 18, 2015 on more than 20 petitions about robocalls. The ruling would update and clarify the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The news is very good for consumers, because the FCC has stated clearly in its announcement that phone companies must do more