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Paper – Compensation for Breach of the General Data Protection Regulation

O’Dell, Eoin, Compensation for Breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (June 25, 2017). Available at SSRN: “Article 82(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides that any “person who has suffered material or non-material damage as a result of an infringement of this Regulation shall have the right to receive compensation from… Continue Reading

NSA contractor charged in leak of classified document on Russian hacking and US election

Washington Post – “A 25-year-old government contractor has been charged with mishandling classified information, after authorities say she gave a top-secret National Security Agency document to a news organization [See article by The Intercept]. Reality Leigh Winner was accused of gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information — the first criminal charge filed in a leak… Continue Reading

Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015

“The federal government employs about 2.2 million civilian workers—1.5 percent of the U.S. workforce—spread among more than 100 agencies in jobs that represent over 650 occupations. As a result, the government employs workers with a broad complement of talents, skills, and experience, and it competes with other government and private-sector employers for people who possess… Continue Reading

NSA Contractor Facing Federal Indictment for Willful Retention of National Defense Information

Follow up to previous posting – Former NSA contractor removed 50 terabytes of classified data, via DOJ – “A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 52, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with willful retention of national defense information. Martin Harold Indictment “As a private contractor who worked on classified programs… Continue Reading

US Department of Labor sues Google Inc. for compensation data

Data requested as part of routine audit of a federal contractor: “The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit to require Google Inc. to provide requested compensation data and documents for the multinational company’s Mountain View headquarters as part of a routine compliance evaluation. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs asked the technology… Continue Reading

The Intercept – NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

“…33 Thomas Street is different: An investigation by The Intercept indicates that the skyscraper is more than a mere nerve center for long-distance phone calls. It also appears to be one of the most important National Security Agency surveillance sites on U.S. soil — a covert monitoring hub that is used to tap into phone… Continue Reading

Federal Judge Approves FTC Order for Owners of Certain Volkswagen and Audi “Clean” Diesels to Receive Compensation

Via FTC: A federal district court judge in San Francisco today signed a $10 billion settlement order, starting the formal process for owners of certain Volkswagen and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars to receive compensation for the vehicles they bought. Under the $10 billion Federal Trade Commission order, in most cases the owners of VW… Continue Reading

Former NSA contractor removed 50 terabytes of classified data

ZDNet: “An NSA contractor siphoned off dozens of hard drives’ worth of data from government computers over two decades, prosecutors will allege on Friday. The contractor, Harold T. Martin III, is also accused of stealing thousands of highly classified documents, computers, and other storage devices during his tenure at the agency. It’s not known exactly… Continue Reading

Once again a contractor charged with removing classified NSA information

Politico, Josh Gerstein and Cory Bennett: “The U.S. government confirmed a potentially wide-ranging breach of classified information Wednesday, raising serious questions about the steps federal agencies and contractor Booz Allen Hamilton took to prevent leaks in the wake of the Edward Snowden’s seismic revelations about National Security Agency surveillance…During a court-ordered search of [the home… Continue Reading

Hospital Uncompensated Care: Federal Action Needed to Better Align Payments with Costs

Hospital Uncompensated Care: Federal Action Needed to Better Align Payments with Costs, GAO-16-568: Published: Jun 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2016: “Key sources of federal support for hospitals incurring costs for services provided to uninsured and other low-income individuals (uncompensated care costs) include multiple types of Medicaid and Medicare payments totaling about $50 billion… Continue Reading

Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges

Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges By Dan Bauman and Brian O’Leary. “The Chronicle’s executive-compensation package includes data on more than 1,200 chief executives at nearly 600 private colleges from 2008-13 and 250 public universities and systems from 2010-15. Updated in July, 2016, with 2014-15 public college data.” Continue Reading

LocationSafe: Granular Location Privacy for IoT Devices

LocationSafe: Granular Location Privacy for IoT Devices – Joshua Joy, Minh Le, Mario Gerlaar;  Xiv:1606.09605v1 [cs.CR] for this version), submitted 30 June 2016. “Today, mobile data owners lack consent and control over the release and utilization of their location data. Third party applications continuously process and access location data without data owners granular control and… Continue Reading