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Photos, HIPAA, and the First Amendment

Today’s burning question: I am a career firefighter and one of my passions while off duty is to take photos at fire and emergency scenes. I typically post them to my web site and occasionally I post on Facebook and ...

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Helmet Cams Under Fire In Austin

"This is nothing the citizens know about or have approved of. If we have firefighters or first responders rushing to scenes with cameras when people are injured … and don't even know these things are being used, that is an ...

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Omaha Photos Spark Police Investigation

Photos taken inside an Omaha fire station have prompted the mayor to order a police investigation. Mayor Jean Stothert, who was sued earlier this month by firefighters over her decision to breach an agreement to meet NFPA 1710's staffing requirements, ...

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Victim of Infamous Los Alamos Bathroom Cam Files Suit

The female firefighter who was the target of an infamous bathroom cam stunt back in 2010 has filed suit against the Los Alamos County Fire Department and the firefighters who allegedly perpetrated the “extreme sexual exploitation”. Jessie Noah was the ...

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Maryland AG Says Patient Photos Trigger HIPAA

The Maryland Attorney General’s office has issued a memo to EMS providers and personnel stating that photos taken of patients who are identifiable constitutes “individually identifiable health information” under HIPAA, the release of which through any means (including social media) ...

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Cyberbullying – The Ugly Side of Social Media

We have all seen the comical photos of Walmart shoppers in various modes of dress and undress. One performer has even made several humorous music videos depicting the weirdos and crazies. Facebook itself had its origins by showing photos of ...

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Tennessee BC Suspended Over Sexting

A battalion chief with the Bradley County Fire Department has received a 2 day suspension for allegedly sexting a female co-worker while on duty. Battalion Chief Don Tankersley, who was promoted last December, will be prohibited from carrying a personal ...

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