Aug 27, 2018

David S. Greber: Privacy regulations reach across the pond

Any of these business attributes or activities will subject an American company to the requirements of the European Unions new privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation.

Aug 8, 2018

New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices

A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers' privacy.

Jun 26, 2018

For criminal sentencing, data-driven policy in action

What happens when a state agency decides to use a data-driven approach utilizing information from multiple sources to address a policy question?

Jan 22, 2018

Do Maryland police target minorities? The data can’t tell us

In Maryland, police departments must report whom they stop and search. But the statistics police departments around the state are filing are incomplete and unreliable.

Sep 4, 2015

This research tool can help your small business

The U.S. Census Bureau has been collecting economic data for more than 200 years. But that data has been difficult to access for the average person who wants to open a new business or expand an existing one. During a workshop during the “Power Conference: Women Doing Business” in Bethesda last week, U.S. Census Bureau […]

Dec 23, 2014

FTC sues data broker over consumer info sold to scammers

In a first-of-a-kind case, the Federal Trade Commission is targeting a data broker for allegedly selling sensitive consumer information — including bank account numbers — to marketers that authorities said the broker knew had no legitimate need for it.

Oct 15, 2014

Md. boosts funding for hospital data-sharing

State health officials on Wednesday approved $2 million in additional funding for the entity that collects and analyzes hospital data.

Sep 9, 2014

UMB joins research group Optum Labs

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has joined Optum Labs, a research collaborative comprised of health care organizations that share data to improve care delivery and patient outcomes.

Sylvia Burwell
Jun 4, 2014

Now application ‘inconsistencies’ vex health law

A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.

May 1, 2014

White House calls for more privacy laws

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation.

Feb 26, 2014

Target hit harder than previous big retail data breach

The hit to TJX Cos. was minimal after it disclosed in 2007 a massive data breach of customer information at its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores.

Jan 10, 2014

Massive Target breach could have lasting effects

NEW YORK — Fallout from Target’s pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company’s sales and profits well into the new year. The company disclosed on Friday that the massive data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December. As a result of the breach, millions […]

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