State lawmakers tackle privacy in the air, on the Internet

State lawmakers tackle privacy in the air, on the Internet

Washington lawmakers on Thursday considered three bills related to privacy concerning drones, government surveillance and online content. The bills, heard before the House Technology and Economic Development Committee, were introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, who said that the intent is to get some rules in place before technology gets too far down [...]

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Supreme Court to Consider Cellphone Privacy

Behind closed doors today, the Supreme Court will consider taking up two cases concerning whether police, after seizing a cellphone during a lawful arrest, can search the phone’s data without a warrant. Lower courts have divided on the issue. Those courts upholding the warrantless searches have relied at times on a 1973 Supreme Court [...]

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Obama: Overhaul of N.S.A.’s Phone Data Collection Program Needed

Developing … WASHINGTON — President Obama will lay out plans on Friday morning to pull back the government’s wide net of surveillance at home and abroad, in a speech that administration officials say will stake out a middle ground between the far-reaching proposals of his own advisers and the concerns of the nation’s intelligence [...]

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Intolerable invasion of privacy

President Obama plans to give a major speech today (Friday, Jan. 17) on government surveillance and privacy.  What he says could go a long way to addressing Americans’ deep concerns about government intrusion into our private lives. An announcement of genuine reforms could also begin to restore global confidence in the security of data [...]

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2014: Consumers Seek Online Privacy

2014: Consumers Seek Online Privacy

Home > News > 2014: Consumers Seek Online Privacy December 23, 2013 RSS Feed Print (iStock Photo) Identity theft and browser history surveillance continue to concern consumers, but not enough to scale back their Internet use. Online privacy concerns including government surveillance and companies collecting data for advertisements have consumers worried, recent surveys show. [...]

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Texas: Ready to Launch the Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification

The Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) recently announced its selection of the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF), the most widely adopted information privacy and security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry, to form the basis of the Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification Program, setting the stage for Texas [...]

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Edward Snowden to talk George Orwell, privacy and surveillance in 2013 Alternative Christmas Message

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will deliver this year’s Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 By Claire Cromie – 24 December 2013 Six months ago, Snowden, a computer analyst turned whistleblower, brought to global attention top-secret National Security Agency documents leading to revelations about widespread United States surveillance on phone and internet communications. In his [...]

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TN: Former State Treasury Employee Charged With Identity Theft Trafficking

Following up on a previously noted breach, the employee in question has been charged. Note the key sentence that I’ve emphasized below in this report from NewsChannel5 : A former employee of the Tennessee Department of Treasury has been charged with identity theft trafficking in connection with the alleged theft of personal information belonging [...]

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California: Legislation to Protect the Privacy of Covered California Health Insurance Shoppers

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) today announced legislation to help protect the privacy of Californians who use the Covered California website to shop for health insurance.  This legislation has become necessary after it was recently revealed that the state has distributed the personal information of tens of thousands of people who visited the government website [...]

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