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FTC commissioner to speak on agency’s commitment to privacy

One of the four current commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission will present a public lecture this week at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Commissioner Julie Brill will speak on "The FTC and its Commitment to Consumer Privacy" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Room 213 of the law school.   Full Story >>

IU expert: White House consumer privacy plan ignores 'elephant in the room'

Fred Cate

The Obama administration's call on Feb. 23 for a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" is a noble effort, but one that will likely fail because it puts the power of consent into the hands of a public that, for the most part, doesn't know what to do with it and cannot use it effectively to protect privacy, according to Indiana University information security expert Fred H. Cate. At the core of the legislative proposal is what the Obama administration calls the "Consumer Control Principle," which would give consumers the right to exercise control over what personal data is collected and how it is used. That is typically achieved through voluntary consent.   Full Story >>

IU expert: White House consumer privacy plan ignores 'elephant in the room'

Fred Cate

The Obama administration's call on Thursday, Feb. 23, for a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" is a noble effort, but one that will likely fail because it puts the power of consent into the hands of a public that, for the most part, doesn't know what to do with it and cannot use it effectively to protect privacy, according to Indiana University information security expert Fred H. Cate.   Full Story >>

In tribute to Myles Brand, CLEAR fellow will lecture on end-of-life care

George P. Smith II, a visiting fellow at Indiana University's Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information, will deliver the center's first public lecture in tribute to his late friend, former IU President Myles N. Brand. The lecture is titled "Managing End-of-Life Care: Medico-Legal, Social, Ethical, and Philosophical Challenges," and will be presented on Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend, inside the Maurer School of Law's Moot Court Room.   Full Story >>

NSF grant will help underserved older adults age in place

Kay Connelly

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help Indiana University researchers better understand how technologies can assist underserved older adults as they age in place. The grant has been awarded to School of Informatics and Computing Associate Professor Kay Connelly and Principal Research Scientist Kelly Caine, co-directors of the Pervasive Health Information Technology (PHIT) lab and core members of the Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information.   Full Story >>

CLEAR Health Information receives Regenstrief Foundation grant

Eric Meslin

The Regenstrief Foundation, Inc. has awarded Indiana University's Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information a $425,000 grant that will help the center fulfill its mission of addressing critical ethical and legal challenges surrounding health information.   Full Story >>