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Last modified: Thursday, February 10, 2011

CLEAR Health Information directors named top U.S. privacy advisors

Feb. 10, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two directors of Indiana University's Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information have been named among the nation's top privacy advisers of 2010.

Fred Cate

Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate and Stanley W. Crosley are both in Computerworld's 2010 report, which compiles survey data from hundreds of corporate leaders around the world. The survey maintains separate lists for individual advisers and firms and consultancies that specialize in privacy advice.

Cate is the C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the IU Maurer School of Law and the director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Crosley is a principal in Privacy and Information Management Services and Crosley Law Offices, LLC. He is the former chief privacy officer for Eli Lilly and Co. and the co-founder and chair of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium.

Both Cate and Crosley were named to the best individual privacy adviser roster, a list that includes leading attorneys, consultants, and scholars across the U.S.

Jay Cline, president of Minnesota Privacy Consultants and the author of the Computerworld report, has been compiling the list since 2006.

Stan Crosley

Stanley Crosley

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"Since then, a plethora of new privacy rules and penalties and a tsunami of new technologies and risks have placed privacy among the top handful of corporate concerns. Doing privacy wrong now takes a bigger bite off the bottom line than it did when I first started asking this question," Cline said.

"Particularly for industries such as health care and technology, which involve an intensive use of personal information, creating privacy-friendly products and services involves meeting customer and social expectations."

Established in 2010, CLEAR Health Information is helping supply the legal, ethical and usability analysis that is critical to patient and policymaker trust, as personal health information is created and collected at a faster rate than ever. Privacy is a critical component in ensuring that data is created, stored, and shared effectively.

CLEAR Health Information leverages the resources of the university and the state of Indiana in health sciences, information technology, law, ethics and other disciplines. The center, funded by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., aims to advance the quality, efficiency, and affordability of health care.