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Data Privacy

As pandemic regulation creeps beyond privacy to protect public health, South Korea is developing an entire “smart city” to better understand how to regulate technology to keep the benefits of smart living without losing data privacy.
Across the nation, state lawmakers have enacted laws that require companies to report cyber attacks to the state to gain a better understanding of how to protect data in the future. But one size does not fit all when it comes to cybersecurity.
In Missouri, determining whether service providers are vaccinated against COVID is not easy due to privacy rules and politics. For at-risk customers, this could put them in danger of contracting the virus.
California requires law enforcement to report the controversial warrants to a state database—but The Markup found massive discrepancies in how they’re reported.
If passed, the proposed legislation would prevent Internet providers from blocking, throttling or engaging in the paid prioritization of providing Internet service to Massachusetts residents.
The state Supreme Court will determine if police should be allowed to track people via their cellphone location without a court-issued warrant. The court will deliver a decision in the coming months.
Hundreds of Pennsylvania residents are worried that personal information may be released as the state’s Senate Republicans begin a review of the 2020 election results, despite no evidence of voter fraud.
State officials worry that the few programmers who know how to operate the antiquated system will soon retire, leaving many of the state’s critical functions inaccessible. It’s also a growing cybersecurity risk.
Facebook and its ilk bombard us with vitriolic content, and their algorithms help to divide Americans. Local-government leaders need to keep this in mind when they offer up incentives to attract their operations.
The police department has started implementing drones to track stolen and illegal vehicles, search for missing people and manage large crowds; the technology will only be used for specific events and not regular patrols.
Are stricter privacy regulations a good thing? As more state and local governments look to protect data privacy, a couple of industry experts point out some of the challenges associated with these types of policies.
Thousands of Arizonans fell victim to identity theft during the pandemic and had their relied-upon jobless payments denied or delayed. Now the state will modernize and upgrade the system’s security to prevent future fraud.
If you see the Tesla Bot as a joke or a harbinger of a dystopian future, you could be missing the real threat, which has more to do with Elon Musk’s power than robots run amok.
The attack against the Department of Health and Social Services could have released personal and health information to the hackers. The state will spend $215,000 for free credit monitoring for those who want it.
Following a year-long investigation into food delivery platforms, the city has filed first-of-its-kind lawsuits accusing the platforms of tactics that violate municipal law.