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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Critical Infrastructure Information Disclosure and Homeland Security

Critical Infrastructure Information Disclosure and Homeland Security

Date: August 31, 2002
Creator: Moteff, John D & Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: This report discusses the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that was passed to ensure by statute citizen access to government information. Nine categories of information may be exempted from disclosure. Three of the nine exemptions provide possible protection against the release of critical infrastructure information: exemption 1 (national security information); exemption 3 (information exempted by statute); and exemption 4 (confidential business information). Congress has considered several proposals to exempt critical infrastructure information from the FOIA.
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Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Date: August 28, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

Date: August 27, 2002
Creator: Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the recently modified medical privacy rule, “Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information”(“privacy rule”) published on August 14, 2002 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The privacy rule went into effect April 14, 2001, with compliance required by April 2003 for most entities. The regulation creates a new federal floor of privacy protections while leaving in place more protective state rules or practices. The rule establishes a set of basic consumer protections and a series of regulatory permissions for uses and disclosures of protected health information.
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Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information

Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information

Date: August 6, 2002
Creator: Murphy, M. Maureen
Description: None
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Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Date: July 18, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Date: July 1, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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Obscenity, Child Pornography, and Indecency: Recent Developments and Pending Issues

Obscenity, Child Pornography, and Indecency: Recent Developments and Pending Issues

Date: June 26, 2002
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation

Date: May 21, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment

Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment

Date: May 16, 2002
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information

Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information

Date: May 10, 2002
Creator: Murphy, M. Maureen
Description: None
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