There are software companies across the nation working to develop contact tracing applications to help track and stop the spread of the coronavirus. But privacy concerns slow down development and implementation.
By Omar L. Gallaga, Austin American-Statesman | June 1, 2020
The Birmingham-based company has partnered with Google to develop a contact tracing app that doesn’t collect personal data, track the device location or even share case information with local health agencies.
By Dennis Pillion, Alabama Media Group | May 29, 2020
The pandemic has generated another round of work by states to craft some kind of tracking app that doesn’t violate privacy rules. Meanwhile, policymakers have turned their attention to cybercrimes and surveillance.
As governments struggle to adapt to the election challenges surrounding COVID-19, a number of states have launched Internet voting pilots. But many experts argue that these programs could easily be co-opted by malicious actors.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | May 18, 2020
Even though numerous consumer and civil rights organizations opposed it, a California bill about facial recognition technology use only had a single organization support it: Microsoft. The bill passed in an 8-3 vote.
By John Diaz, San Francisco Chronicle | May 11, 2020
Boston city council members introduced an ordinance that would ban the city government from using the technology. The ACLU hopes to pass the ordinance before the existing surveillance network is renewed on May 14.
Businesses must comply with the new data security law by July 1, but many employers’ priority is simply to keep financially afloat until then. California’s AG is undeterred and committed to keeping to the deadline.
By Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle | May 6, 2020
Disinformation of all different stripes is still a persistent problem when it comes to the COVID-19 crisis. Increased reliance on social media and spiking Internet use have helped fuel these campaigns.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | May 5, 2020