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The Skinny on the White House Big Data Report

While the public debate on privacy has largely focused on how government, particularly the intelligence community, collects, stores, and uses data, President Obama earlier this year announced a comprehensive review of the...more

Weekly Update from the State House - March 28, 2014: The House met in a Joint Assembly with the Senate to hear Lt. Governor...

Details from Each Chamber - HOUSE: The House worked through their calendar this week. The House met in a Joint Assembly with the Senate on Wednesday to hear Lt. Governor McConnell's address on the State's Aging...more

Senate hearing on debt industry focuses on documentation and medical debts

Collection documentation and medical debts proved to be the focus of much of yesterday’s Senate Banking Committee hearing on the debt industry. The witnesses were Corey Stone, CFPB Assistant Director, Office of Deposits,...more

Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments

The Maryland State Senate is considering several cybersecurity-related bills to advance the state’s efforts to be the epicenter for cybersecurity. Maryland has already enacted several measures to foster cybersecurity...more

2011-2012 Massachusetts Legislative Session

The formal legislative session for 2011-2012 concluded on July 31st. The session was defined by landmark legislation in healthcare cost containment, economic development, energy, and consumer protection. The Legislature will...more

Senators Ask CFPB to Consider Regulation of Medical Debt Collection

Four Democratic senators recently submitted a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray requesting that the agency consider regulations restricting the use of medical debts in credit...more

Massachusetts Releases Health Care Cost Containment Legislation

Massachusetts continues to be at the national forefront of health care reform. Since becoming the first state in the nation to expand access aimed at universal health care coverage through Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006,...more

House Hearing on Food Marketing to Kids -- Seller Beware

Two subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Health, held a joint hearing last week on the issue of “Food Marketing: Can...more

Ralph Nader and EPIC Urge Senate Hearings on Airport Body Scanners; Letter to Senator Lieberman

In letters to Senator Lieberman and Senator Collins, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg and consumer advocate Ralph Nader urged the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to "convene a public hearing to...more

Ralph Nader and EPIC Urge Senate Hearings on Airport Body Scanners; Letter to Senator Collins

In letters to Senator Lieberman and Senator Collins, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg and consumer advocate Ralph Nader urged the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to "convene a public hearing to...more

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