Maine bans ISPs from selling customer data without consent
A new law protecting consumer data is perhaps the strongest such privacy measure to be passed by a state.
'Bipartisan consensus' in place for facial recognition regulation, lawmakers say
Legislation to regulate the face-matching technology will come soon, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings, who chairs the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Congress wants answers from Google on location database used by law enforcement
The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent questions to the company about its "Sensorvault" database, which contains location data of hundreds of millions of users.
Chief privacy officers need proper authority, positioning and funding to be most effective, the group's researchers found.
Industry groups urge state legislators to oppose tracking software bills
A coalition of 14 trade associations are fighting legislation in 30 states that would force government contractors to install aggressive tracking software.
How one company is enticing lobbyists to push contractor-monitoring software
A document acquired by StateScoop reveals new details of a business plan that, if successful, state IT officials fear could break compliance and taint vendor relationships.
Nationwide lobbying push for contractor monitoring software alarms state CIOs
Similar bills are popping up around the country that would require state contractors to take screenshots of their computers every three minutes.
On 'data dividend' concept, California's Gov. Newsom searches for workable strategy
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed compensating Californians for their personal data, collected by firms like Google and Facebook, but the details remain fuzzy.
Miami Beach PD circumvents ban on drone surveillance with a blimp
The "sleek, yet friendly"-looking tethered aerostat has dredged up old questions of safety versus privacy.