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Comey: FBI wants ‘adult conversation’ on device encryption

In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau’s inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an “adult conversation” next year. Widespread encryption built ...

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Md. high court: Privacy trumps disclosure when listing ‘abandoned’ goods

Court of Appeals

The Maryland Public Information Act prohibits the state comptroller from listing abandoned properties in order of their value, as that information would disclose personal financial information regarding their owners, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled.

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Board of Physicians slapped for ‘negligent’ discovery violation

A Montgomery County judge has blocked the Maryland Board of Physicians from contesting liability in a suit by the family of a controversial former physician, saying the board deserved the unusual sanction because the day-long deposition of its executive director was “in short, a waste of time.”

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