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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:12 PM

Minnesota man charged for videotaping police; 'nonsense' HIPAA violation claimed

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

Andrew Henderson watched as Ramsey County sheriff's deputies frisked a bloody-faced man outside his Little Canada apartment building. Paramedics then loaded the man, a stranger to Henderson, into an ambulance.

Henderson, 28, took out his small handheld video camera and began recording. It's something he does regularly with law enforcement.

... A week later, Henderson was charged with obstruction of legal process and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

... The deputy wrote on the citation, "While handling a medical/check the welfare (call), (Henderson) was filming it. Data privacy HIPAA violation. Refused to identify self. Had to stop dealing with sit(uation) to deal w/Henderson."

... The allegation that his recording of the incident violated HIPAA, or the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is nonsense, said Jennifer Granick, a specialist on privacy issues at Stanford University Law School.

Read more: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_22333563/little-canada-man-videotaped-sheriffs-deputies-and-got

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:58 PM

1. This is scary

Cameras are one of best defences of liberty to come from digital technology. Not long along, it was not practical to record such an event. Then, it was the word of the cop against you. Guess who won?

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:04 PM

2. All this "cops don't tolerate cameras" nonsense has got to go.

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