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Seminar Answers Questions on Consumer Generated Health Data

As online and offline technologies expand so do our resources. Filled with a wealth of information, new and emerging technologies have affected the ways consumers seek out different types of information. One recent trend is consumer generated and controlled information, where the...
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Will the U.S. Supreme Court Allow Warrantless Cell Phone Searches?

The Fourth Amendment, also known as the Search and Seizure Amendment, has been a part of the nation’s Bill Of Rights since the late 1700s. It prevents unreasonable searches and seizures by requiring law enforcement to obtain warrants whenever they believe they have probable cause...
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Legislation Aims to Freeze Ohio Energy Efficiency Standards

As climate change and other environmental issues gain more momentum, it is clear that renewable energy sources (RES) are needed to help protect the environment and the health of others. As energy consumers and greenhouse gas emitters, using environmentally friendly electricity...
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Consumers Get a Second Chance to Defend Net Neutrality

Open internet advocates see net neutrality as an important component of a free and accessible internet. They assert that a regulated internet would destroy its very purpose, which is to provide a space where ideas and information can circulate freely. However, a pending decision...
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FDA Approval of First HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening in Question

Earlier last week you may have heard health advocates advise against a new DNA test, manufactured by Roche, which detects the human papillomavirus. But that’s not why groups have advised against the test. The genetic HPV test has actually been available for a few years now, but...
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New Bill Aims to Protect Californians From Data Breaches

Since the major data breach hit Target customers in mid-December 2013, there have been a lot of talks about whether or not retail companies are protecting consumer information in the best way. About 40 million individuals’ credit or debit card account information may have...
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New Ruling Will Require Rear-View Technology On All Cars By May 2018

We’ve all experienced car accidents one way or another. From harmless fender benders to life-threatening collisions, we’ve all been there or know someone who has. Backover accidents in particular have not only caused damage to vehicles, but have also resulted in the...
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New Bill Helps Protect Data Of Car Owners

Picture this, you’re on the freeway and stuck in traffic, as usual. The cars in the lane next to you speed up and you think about moving over to the lane behind a black SUV, but your car’s computer system lets you know the driver has a habit of slamming on his breaks. You forgo...
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