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National Roadmap for Health Data Sharing: FTC Advocates Preservation of Privacy and Competition


By and on Apr 17, 2015
Posted In Big Data, Cloud, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Ecommerce, Mobile Apps

On April 1, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), which assists with the coordination of federal policy on data sharing objectives and standards, issued its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and requested comments.  The Roadmap seeks to lay out a framework for developing and implementing interoperable health information systems that...

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FTC Merger Review Likely to Incorporate Analysis of Privacy Issues


By on Mar 2, 2015
Posted In Big Data, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, General Interest

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission), along with the U.S. Department of Justice, can challenge mergers it believes will result in a substantial lessening of competition – for example through higher prices, lower quality or reduced rates of innovation.  Although the analysis of whether a transaction may be anticompetitive typically focuses on price,...

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