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February 29, 2016

Former AG McKenna says FACT Act Would Protect Asbestos Claimants’ “Sensitive Personal Information”

In an interview with Arizona Business Daily, former Washington Attorney General Robert McKenna says the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act would “discourage fraud and abuse” while protecting asbestos trust claimants’ “sensitive personal information and confidential medical records from disclosure and misuse.”

McKenna is now now a partner at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP and a “recognized leader in the development of data protection and privacy regulation.”

“There really is no issue in regard to identity theft … and no risk that people’s confidentiality would be compromised because confidential medical records would not be allowed to be disclosed,” McKenna said. “Bankruptcy courts already have a great deal of authority to protect sensitive information of all types and those rules would continue to be in place.”

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