by Carrie Tian, policy intern
- State agencies across the nation are having discussions about reducing public access to personal information about politicians. In recent months, families of local leaders have been attacked in their homes. (Government Technology)
- France is revising its anti-piracy law, removing Internet cut-offs as the most severe punishment, and considering alternative recommendations, such as a 1% tax on all devices with Internet capabilities. (Ars Technica)
- As states prepare for the launch of their health exchanges under the ACA, they are hindered by the complexities of the new federal data hub, which would allow citizens to put in their personal information and receive an estimate of their healthcare subsidies. The federal data hub will ultimately need to interact with such disparate agencies as the IRS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. (Government Technology)
- New legislation from Singapore requires that heavily-trafficked internet news sources apply for state licenses, which include the condition that the sites remove prohibited content within 24 hours of government notification. (Tech President)
- As the court-martial of Bradley Manning – who released hundreds of thousands of military documents to Wikileaks – begins, the conversation continues to revolve around casting Manning as a whistle-blower or an abetter of Al-Qaeda. (New York Times)
- The Department of Health and Human Services has released its 2011 Medicare data for the pricing of 30 common procedures, further revealing the large pricing spread even within the same regions. (Politico)
- Mainstream social media sites, such as Youtube and Flickr, allow politicians to connect directly with their constituents, but this new access jeopardizes the existence of critical political reporting. (Washington Post)
- Organizations Targeted by Internal Revenue Service for their Personal Beliefs. House Ways and Means. 10:00 am. 1100 Longworth House Office Building.
- Examining the Transition to Democracy in Burma. National Endowment for Democracy. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. US Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-215.
- The “Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013”. House Judiciary. 10:00 am. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.
- Key Executive Leadership Programs 2013 GCC Annual Roundtable on e-Government Initiatives. AU SPA. 12:00 – 4:00 pm and Thurs. 6/6 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building, Washington, DC 20016.
- 2013 Health Privacy Summit – The Value of Health Data Versus Privacy – How Can the Conflict be Resolved? O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Thurs. 6/6 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall, Washington, DC 20001.
- Navigating the Information Revolution: The Promise and Perils of Big Data. Aspen Institute. 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
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