data privacy

Privacy concerns have states taking it slow on contact tracing apps

by • 2 months ago

Some states have built contact tracing apps, but a decades-old manual process is the norm in most places as officials address widespread privacy concerns.

User privacy, data management key concerns as Houston pursues vehicle electrification

by • 2 months ago

The city is asking companies for ideas as it solves challenges of data and infrastructure on the road to an entirely electric vehicle fleet.

Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant

by • 4 months ago

Sidewalk Labs backed out of its "smart neighborhood" project in Toronto, but Ann Cavoukian said its flagrant misreading of the public's privacy concerns may continue to haunt the company.

Washington state's new restaurant regulations put diner data on the menu

by • 4 months ago

Restaurants able to reopen for table service will be required to store diners' names and phone numbers as part of Washington's COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts.

Data-breach bill gives D.C. power to go after companies with weak cybersecurity

by • 7 months ago

Revisions to Washington, D.C.'s, 2007 breach-notification add more categories of protected personal data and new powers for the city's attorney general to investigate breaches.

Advertisers don't like Hawaii's sweeping new privacy bill

by • 7 months ago

A provision that would require companies to get individuals' consent before selling geolocation and browsing data is drawing sharp opposition from the ad industry.

Sidewalk Labs, Waterfront Toronto meet to decide future of project

by • 11 months ago

Whether Toronto's controversial Quayside project will continue will be settled in a meeting between city stakeholders and Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs on Thursday.

33 California offices put data at risk, auditor finds

by • 1 year ago

Dozens of state government entities practice faulty data security polices that often do not follow widely accepted standards, the state auditor found.

Hawaii governor vetoes location-data privacy bill

by • 1 year ago

Telecommunications companies with customers in the Aloha State may continue selling their location data to third parties, unfettered by state regulation.