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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court says the music streaming service Pandora does not violate the state’s privacy law by collecting and sharing information about user preferences. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk this year. 

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University of Wisconsin Professor Alan Rubel says it’s important to learn the right lessons from the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program. 


Privacy advocates have raised concerns about data collection

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State health officials say personal data for nearly 2,600 people was compromised when a laptop computer was stolen in January. The information includes Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.

The state Department of Community Health says the breach involves some people served by the Long Term Care Ombudsman's Office. The data on the stolen computer was encrypted but information on a flash-drive taken with it was not. It had Social Security or Medicaid identification numbers for about 1,500 people.

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