Redaction in Legal Agencies
The resulting discourse regarding the 2016 election and influence from other governments into the results also brought redaction into the forefront of mainstream media. Both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the resulting public release by Attorney General William Barr showed pages and pages of redactions or text obliterated with black boxes. The enormous media attention had Americans clamoring for the details only to be somewhat mystified about the amount of redacted material. Redaction isn’t new to the public, but the large quantity of redacted material did bring more focus to the method of redaction and its use to retain privacy in legal matters.
Body-Worn Cameras and Privacy Protection
Since the advent of CCTV (Closed Caption Television) cameras in the 1960s, the move towards changing how police record their actions have come a long way. Originally these cameras were installed in London but became more mobile and deployable into recording high crime areas to help police enforce the law and prevent crime. It was nearly 30 years later that in-car cameras were installed in police vehicles in the late 1980s. By the year 2000, car cameras or dashcams were mainstream enough to be in virtually all new police cars.
Privacy Compliance & Retail Surveillance
There are many benefits to having a surveillance system in retail business locations. The cameras deter crime, help catch thieves, protect the business and employees, builds a level of trust for both consumers and employees alike, and surveillance systems even lower the overall cost of insurance premiums. Today, most retail establishments have some surveillance equipment.
Data Privacy and Healthcare Options
Over the last 30 years, the shift of medical records from paper to electronic files has created an increased awareness in the control of private health information. Using computers and databases has created an increase for those with clearance and those without access to and disclosing confidential information. Health care providers and public health practitioners have always valued their patients’ privacy.
HIPAA & The Privacy Law
Surveillance and Consumer Privacy in Retail Settings
Most retailers in the United States and across the globe use surveillance on their premises. Most people are aware of this and realize that it is necessary for their protection and the protection of the business itself. One of the most significant necessities in having surveillance available to a company is for loss prevention. Protecting the premises and their assets or products is essential to the overall bottom line for any business. As a consumer, there are some reassurances that any video footage from the premises will be held to scrutiny and protect their civil rights and privacy.
Corporate Responsibility, Phishing, and Ransomware
Magellan Health Care, based in Arizona, has notified a number of its employees regarding a data breach. They then took action to resolve the issue, and through the hiring of a third-party cybersecurity forensics company they found out that cybercriminals had accessed and exfiltrated data from a single server, including personal data from both employees and patients.