Here are some useful resources for understanding medical privacy issues.
1. Glossary - Terms you might run into when reading about medical privacy.
2. Omnibus Rule - The newest update to HIPAA rules.
EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.
New Dutch surveillance law may allow bulk interception of encrypted communication: https://eff.org/r.27eh
Netzpolitik confirms that German authorities are investigating its journalists for reporting on mass surveillance: https://eff.org/r.o8c5