Though it’s not a presidential election year, 2014 looks to have some important campaigns. House Republicans will try to bolster their majority, while Democrats hope to maintain their hold on the Senate. Many campaigns will run on typical issues—taxes, gun control, immigration—but a new issue is making its way into campaign platforms and partisan politics: privacy. This installment of Privacy Perspectives looks at one such senatorial campaign in Maine and the latest political strategy by House Republicans that takes aim at the Affordable Care Act by introducing legislation that would crack down on potential security breaches of personal information and require “prompt” notification.
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