The case alleges that the tech giant has been capturing and selling data from Louisianans, violating the state’s consumer protection and privacy law. A similar lawsuit was settled earlier this year in Illinois for $100 million.
New laws in Florida and Texas set the stage for states to have more control over what’s posted on social media, but that could soon be tested at the U.S. Supreme Court and mean potential changes to the First Amendment.
The data tool enables law enforcement officers to see “patterns of life,” where and when people work and live, with whom they associate and what places they visit.
When state and local government suffers a cyber attack, officials are faced with a dilemma: How much is the public entitled to know? How much can you reveal while keeping systems secure?
Keeping up strong data breach defenses is tricky as technologies evolve and governments adjust to hybrid environments. Maricopa County CISO Lester Godsey explains why data inventorying, vendor risk management and cybersecurity audits are key.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Sept. 27 that forbids California-based companies from giving out geolocation data, search histories and other personal information for out-of-state warrants, including those pertaining to abortions.
They will be allowed to temporarily monitor live video feeds from privately owned surveillance cameras in certain circumstances without first obtaining a warrant under a new policy.
Adversarial foreign nations might use data about specific politicians to blackmail them or troves of data about the public to refine disinformation campaigns, according to a Senate hearing. Getting that data could entail hacking or simply purchasing from data brokers.
From call records to sensors, your phone may reveal more about you than you think. Even a burner phone paid for with cash can reveal your identity and where you’ve been.
A bill that would have allowed prosecutors to sue social media companies for addicting their children to their online platforms died on Thursday, Aug. 11, just ahead of the Technology and Policy Summit.
The U.S needs defined metrics and more data about cyber happenings across the nation, experts say. Otherwise, it’ll struggle to understand which practices and policies are most effective and where to invest more heavily.
Just two weeks after the city opened the door for police use of the technology, the council implemented more restrictions on facial recognition use, including a judicial requirement for searches. Some think the city can still do more.
It’s increasingly difficult to move about – both in the physical world and online – without being tracked. Often, companies or government agencies can even track personal data without a warrant.
A report from Forbes Advisor found that between 2017 and 2021, 325,291 residents across the state were victims of data breaches, which amounted to more than $3.7 billion in losses. Compromised email was the costliest breach type.
As the list of companies pledging to cover their employees’ abortion-related expenses continues to grow, some wonder if the employee will have to sacrifice privacy to access the financial benefits.