CA Adopts Tougher Data Security Law

California recently adopted a law that stiffens data-security requirements for academic researchers who work with confidential information about human subjects. Some observers predict that other states will follow suit. (The Chronicle, subscription required)

The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Safeguards for Personal Data

This new law covers data provided by state agencies to non-profit research orgainzations including universities for academic research.  Other states are likely to follow.

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