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  • California is 1 of the 4 states that claims “dried blood samples” (DBS) taken during the birth screening process become property of the state. Below is the source that I would encourage all current parents and any soon to be, to read and understand what the laws are in your state about blood sample retention. For parents who did not know about this may be able to “request” the samples to be destroyed but you will need to confirm this yourself. I’m not the most knowledgeable person on this subject but I am willing to share my experiences with anyone who has any questions. Please help me get this information out there: American Journal of Pediatrics State Laws Regarding the Retention and Use of Residual Newborn Screening Blood Samples Source: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/4/703.short Full PDF: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/4/703.full.pdf Abstract BACKGROUND: After newborn screening has been completed, many states retain residual newborn screening dried blood samples for various purposes, including program evaluation, quality assurance, and biomedical research. The extent to which states possess legal authority to retain residual dried blood samples (DBS) and use them for purposes unrelated to newborn screening is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate state laws regarding the retention and use of DBS. METHODS: State statutes and regulations related to newborn screening of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia were accessed online between November 2008 and December 2009 and reviewed by 2 independent reviewers to determine the extent to which the retention and use of DBS were addressed. RESULTS: The retention or use of DBS has not been addressed in 18 states. In 4 states, DBS becomes state property. Eight states require that parents be provided information regarding the retention of DBS. Parents in 5 states may request the destruction of their child’s residual sample. Parental consent is required under certain circumstances to release DBS for research in 6 states. One state prohibits DBS from being used for research purposes. CONCLUSIONS: States have wide variability in their policies regarding the retention and use of DBS. Many states have not addressed key issues, and some states that retain DBS may be acting outside the scope of their legal authority. The lack of transparency on the part of states in retaining DBS may undermine public trust in state newborn screening programs and the research enterprise.

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  • This evening, FBI Director James Comey is giving the keynote speech at “The Expectation of Privacy: Encryption, Surveillance and Big Data” conference at a local college.  I am planning on attending. I do not know if the audience will be allowed to ask him questions or not.  If there is a Q&A, does anyone have any ideas for good questions to ask him.

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  •   Wow these scammers are really stepping it up a notch. I hope this undermines confidence in government. They make threats just the way a government would.     Return-Path: <[email protected]> X-Original-To: Delivered-To: Received: from ogo01.cncm.ne.jp (ogo01.cncm.ne.jp [202.228.249.15]) by  (Postfix) with ESMTP id F2EAB20271 for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:32:38 +0000 (UTC) Received: from drop04.cncm.ne.jp (mail.cncm.ne.jp [202.228.249.10]) by ogo01.cncm.ne.jp (Postfix) with ESMTP id 8E88917DF9 for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 (JST) Received: from relay04.cncm.ne.jp (unknown [202.228.249.10]) by drop04.cncm.ne.jp (unknown) with ESMTP id 8169C9E2DF for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 (JST) Received: from aspam12.cncm.ne.jp (unknown [202.228.249.27]) by relay04.cncm.ne.jp (unknown) with ESMTP id 73685A221A for <>; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 (JST) Message-Id: <[email protected]> Received: from mail.cncm.ne.jp (HELO mail05.cncm.ne.jp) ([202.228.249.10]) by aspam12.cncm.ne.jp with ESMTP; 25 Dec 2014 18:32:29 +0900 Received: from User (unknown [114.134.136.142]) by mail05.cncm.ne.jp (unknown) with SMTP id 0F6124B2A1; Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:01 +0900 (JST) Reply-To: <[email protected]> From: “AGENT MARK GIULIANO”<[email protected]> To: [email protected] Subject: RE: FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:32:25 +0100 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1251” Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000 X-SA-Poll-Id: 1419500162751..com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPMessage X-SA-USERIDNR: 3497508 Received-SPF: fail(ic.fbi.gov: domain of ic.fbi.gov does not designate 202.228.249.15 as permitted sender) X-SA-MPREASON: SPF Failed – Preference is Unverified  

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