Balancing Information Sharing and Privacy
DATA PROTECTION—U.S.October 29, 2010
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced plans for a database to track cost and quality of service under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Federal News Radio reports. The system would collect Social Security numbers and employment details. Information sharing aims to improve mission delivery and boost transparency but can also threaten privacy, the report states. A Federal News Radio discussion aimed to explore the balance between privacy and security, featuring the assistant general counsel at the National Archives and Records Administration and the deputy director for information services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.