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Robert O'Harrow
As a reporter for the Financial and Investigative staffs of the Post, Robert O'Harrow has carved out a data privacy beat and uncovered stories about the use of information that has led to changes in state and federal law. In 2000, O'Harrow was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. He was a recipient of the 2003 Carnegie Mellon Cybersecurity Reporting Award.

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Pulitzer Prize Package

Robert O'Harrow was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for the following collection of articles:

Posing a Privacy Problem? Jan. 22,
U.S. Helped Fund Photo Database   of Driver IDs Feb. 18, 1999
U.S. to Start Gathering Patient   Data March 22, 1999
Under Fire, U.S. Amends Plan to   Collect Health Care Data April 1,
Digital-Age Snoops Hire Lobbyist,   Make Headway on Hill April 17, 1999
Survey Says: You're Not   Anonymous June 9, 1999
Uncle Sam Has All Your Numbers
   June 27, 1999
Justice Dept. Pushes For Power to   Unlock PC Security Systems August
   20, 1999
Senate Passes Bill On Drivers'   Records Oct. 5, 1999
Unlisted Numbers Not Protected   From Marketers Dec. 19, 1999

Live Online
 Robert O'Harrow was recently live online to discuss online privacy.
Articles by Robert O'Harrow
Data Under Siege: ID Thieves Breach LexisNexis, Obtain Information on 32,000 (Post, March 10, 2005)

ChoicePoint Data Cache Became a Powder Keg: Identity Thief's Ability To Get Information Puts Heat on Firm (Post, March 5, 2005)

GAO Report Finds US-VISIT Management Lacking (Post, Feb. 24, 2005)

ID Theft Scam Hits D.C. Area Residents: 4,500 Caught Up In Loss of Data Conned From Firm (Post, Feb. 21, 2005)

ID Data Conned From Firm: ChoicePoint Case Points to Huge Fraud (Post, Feb. 17, 2005)

In Age of Security, Firm Mines Wealth Of Personal Data (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Bahamas Firm Screens Personal Data To Assess Risk: Operation Avoids U.S. Privacy Rules (Post, Oct. 16, 2004)

Privacy Eroding, Bit by Byte (Post, Oct. 15, 2004)

Senate Bill Proposes Anti-Terror Database: Civil Liberties Groups Express Concern (Post, Sept. 28, 2004)

Advertiser Charged in Massive Database Theft (Post, July 22, 2004)

LexisNexis To Buy Seisint For $775 Million: Data Firm's Matrix Tool Generated Controversy (Post, July 15, 2004)

Anti-Terror Database Got Show at White House (Post, May 21, 2004)

Identity Crisis: Meet Michael Berry: political activist, cancer survivor, creditor's dream. Meet Michael Berry: scam artist, killer, the real Michael Berry's worst nightmare (Post, Aug. 10, 2003)

U.S. Backs Florida's New Counterterrorism Database: 'Matrix' Offers Law Agencies Faster Access to Americans' Personal Records (Post, Aug. 6, 2003)

Surveillance Proposal Expanded: CAPPS II Would Look At More Air Passengers (Post, July 31, 2003)

U.S. Steps Up Secret Surveillance: FBI, Justice Dept. Increase Use of Wiretaps, Records Searches (Post, March 24, 2003)

Aviation ID System Stirs Doubts: Senate Panel Wants Data on Impact on Passenger Privacy (Post, March 14, 2003)

Air Security Network Advances: Lockheed to Develop Surveillance System to Check Travelers' Backgrounds (Post, March 1, 2003)

ACLU Admits Another Privacy Gaffe: Names, E-Mail Addresses of Hundreds Sent Over Internet (Post, Feb. 26, 2003)

Boards to Monitor Surveillance Program (Post, Feb. 8, 2003)

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