Huffington Post Technology —
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 00:21 —
Co-authored by Enrique Piracés, Benetech VP, Human Rights
Consider this: when you visit your doctor about a medical issue in the United States, you can be reasonably confident that it won't shortly be on the front page of the local newspaper. Privacy protections that ensure your doctor treats your information securely were mandated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Yet, when humanitarian and social justice workers venture into the developing world to gather sensitive information, elementary privacy protections are often neglected.
Huffington Post Featured —
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 18:59 —
My friend and I went to different Oscar-watching parties on Sunday that were both kind of romantic, at first.
Both parties were full of hip (albeit low-level) entertainment industry folk -- writer's assistant, production assistant, script coordinator, you name it. Everyone had dreams of being on that red carpet one day. We were a bunch of 20-something artists, all gathered in one place to be inspired by our role models to keep striving for that gold. We were the future of Hollywood.
But soon, the future looked grim.