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Hacking Law: Is it time for reform?

by Matt Andersen, Op-Ed Participant We currently reside in a technologically rich era, and our personal information is constantly under attack, or available to attack, by hackers.  Luckily, the United States legislature enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in 1984, and it has been heavily critiqued ever since.  […]

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The Price of Privacy: HIPAA’s New Rules Raise Questions

by Lauren Gailey, Op-Ed Contest Participant On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled a “final omnibus rule” intended to tighten the privacy regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  This rule, HHS declared, “greatly enhances a patient’s privacy protections, provides individuals […]

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