What you need to know about HIPAA, from the law’s author

Washington — For the American people and members of the press hoping to glean a comprehensive run-down of President Trump’s condition following his diagnosis with COVID-19, a five-letter acronym has been invoked by White House physician Dr. Sean Conley as a barrier to offering the full view that many crave.

HIPAA, shorthand for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, has been mentioned repeatedly by Conley as he fields questions from the press about the president’s health status, namely in response to questions about what scans of Mr. Trump’s lungs revealed and when he last tested negative for the coronavirus.

“There are HIPAA rules and regulations that restrict me in sharing certain things for his safety and his own health and reasons,” Conley told reporters at Walter Reed on Monday when pressed about findings from the president’s lung imaging.

Asked about when Mr. Trump last tested negative and whether any

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UK Government’s Department For Education Broke GDPR Data Protection Laws

The UK’s Department for Eduction (DfE) breaches GDPR in the way it handles pupil data, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found.

The ICO first began probing the DfE last year after it became the subject of numerous complaints. Human rights groups Liberty and DefendDigitalMe raised complaints about the department for failing to allow parents to see their child’s record in the National Pupil Data, its refusal to correct inaccurate date, and for “secretly” sharing information belonging to minors with the UK Home Office.

At the time, the ICO said: “DFE is failing to comply fully with its data protection obligations, primarily in the areas of transparency and accountability, where there are far-reaching issues, impacting a huge number of individuals in

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Tech giants have skirted regulation because of how monopolies are defined by law. Democrats now want to rewrite those laws.



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  • Now that House Democrats have completed a sweeping antitrust investigation into Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google, they’re prepared to introduce new laws to curb the tech giants’ power.
  • The 449-page report published by the House Antitrust Subcommittee on Tuesday, as well as public statements by Democrats on the heels of the report, signal how they might go about changing the laws.
  • Antitrust court decisions in recent decades have focused on consumer welfare, but Democrats say laws need to be updated given that many tech companies don’t charge consumers for their products and have wide-ranging impacts on workers and other businesses.
  • Meanwhile, Republicans
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Jude Law’s 12-hour one-take livestream

The Third Day: Autumn

9.30am, Sky Arts

Immersive theatre pioneers Punchdrunk collaborate on this one-take, real-time live special of the eerie drama miniseries The Third Day. As Sam (Jude Law) found his reality increasingly merging with visions of bloody horror, he sought to escape the unnerving island in the closing part of the previous section, Summer. With things ending on a typically uncertain note, he is now joined by fellow cast member Katherine Waterston as well as singer Florence Welch in an acting role for this marathon 12-hour event. Ammar Kalia

IRL With Team Charlene

9.05am, ITV

ITV newsreader Charlene White is on a mission to educate kids about racism and help them reject fake news. In this lively show she tackles questions about the Black Lives Matter movement, why people have different skin colours and other queries that TikTok and Instagram can’t be trusted to answer. Hannah Verdier

Undercover

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Peak mining body says federal laws protecting Aboriginal heritage do not need strengthening

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The national body representing hundreds of mining and mineral exploration companies in Australia has told a parliamentary inquiry it would be “overreach” to strengthen federal laws to protect Aboriginal heritage.



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But at the same hearing into Rio Tinto’s destruction of a 46,000-year-old sacred site at Juukan Gorge, the Law Council of Australia argued the opposite, saying there was an “an urgent need” for federal government leadership on Indigenous cultural heritage protection.



a canyon with a mountain in the desert: The Juukan Gorge in Western Australia before it was destroyed by Rio Tinto in May.


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The Juukan Gorge in Western Australia before it was destroyed by Rio Tinto in May.

The law council said the commonwealth needed to ensure state and territory laws enshrined important principles

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The Law of Increase – The 5th of the Bob Proctor 11 Forgotten Laws

The Law of Increase is a simple concept. Of course, as with many things, the Law of Increase may be simple, but it is not always easy. Although we may understand it intellectuality, it may take some time be able to “get” it at a deeper level; in other words, for it to go from our heads to our hearts.

The Law of Increase could just as easily be called the law of praise or gratitude. Praise is the action and increase is the result. This is a law, like the other 11 Forgotten Laws, that is a principle based on the predictable consequences of an act or condition. Just like the law of gravity that predicts when we throw something in the air it will come down, the Law of Increase states that what we give attention to will increase.

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Startup Law 101 Series – Mistakes Founders Make – Neglecting Securities Laws

Securities laws are not to be trifled with. Among other things, if you violate them, your investors can ask for their money back from your company and from those who control the company.

Yet founders are sometimes careless in complying with securities laws.

Here are some very high-level guidelines for complying:

1. The broad rule is this: either you register the shares to be offered or you find an exemption from registration for the type of offering your company will make. It has to be one or the other.

Registration at the federal level is a public offering. No early-stage startup does that.

At the state level, registration is still a formal and expensive process. Few early-stage startups do that either.

Therefore, the key securities law concern for any stock issuance by an early-stage startup is to make sure that the offering fits within an exemption to the registration requirements.… Read More