[ Tuesday, May 11, 2004 ]
Wow, big changes in Blogger's posting setup. Sort of threw me off. Anyway, I haven't actually found links to the proposed amendment, but I've heard news that Senator Clinton has proposed amending the "JOBS" bill (a really stupid acronym for a bill to prevent outsourcing) to specifically prohibit the subcontracting of data processing or other similar activities which might involve the sending of personally identifiable information to any country with less-than-western standards for privacy, unless the consent of the individual is first obtained and re-obtained annually. Apparently, this would include not only PHI but also personal information of the sort protected by Gramm-Leach-Bliley, as well as other informatin. Additionally, the California legislature is also wrestling with legislation that would prevent offshore transcription services. All of this is reactive to the San Francisco - Pakistan transcriptionist story referenced below. I doubt either of these will fly without input from some more level heads, but it's sure going to put a damper on overseas transcription services.
Jeff [12:57 PM]
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