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EPIC Issues Privacy Report Card

PRIVACY—U.S.

October 22, 2010

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has issued its second annual privacy report card for the Obama Administration, Computerworld reports. The report grades the administration's privacy practices in areas such as cyberspace, healthcare data, consumer protection and civil liberties. "Our bottom-line assessment is that with respect to privacy, things are getting worse," said EPIC Executive Director Mark Rotenberg. Rotenberg points to the administration's failure to establish a privacy advisory board and its approach toward consumer data protection as areas of concern. The administration received Bs for its efforts in cyberspace but garnered a D on civil liberties. In terms of healthcare privacy, an EPIC advisory board member said the administration has failed to deliver on its promises.
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