Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant
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.
Florida's unemployment agency leaked Social Security data last month
Florida, which decommissioned its centralized IT agency last year, has compromised the personal information of 98 unemployment insurance applicants.
Coronavirus has cities turning to trusted tech, not surveillance pilots
Privacy advocates are concerned the pandemic could give rise to new surveillance technology, but city officials say they're sticking with the technology they know for now.
Washington state fails to pass consumer privacy act, again
The bill proposed by Sen. Reuven Carlyle for a second year found passage in both houses, which ultimately failed to agree on the issue of enforcement.
Washington state House passes privacy act, but who will enforce it?
A key difference in the bill's House and Senate versions centers on the rights of consumers to file lawsuits against companies that violate the proposed law.
Calif. police aren't protecting license plate data well, audit finds
A report from California State Auditor Elaine Howle shows four California law enforcement agencies aren't following their privacy policies, if they have one at all. One researcher told StateScoop the problem is far more widespread.
What's next for state and local government IT in 2020?
StateScoop and NASCIO look ahead to the issues expected to affect CIOs most in 2020, from election security to robotic process automation.
Washington state takes another run at its own consumer privacy act
Katy Ruckle, who started as Washington's chief privacy officer this year, says she's hopeful lawmakers can pass a privacy bill as strong as California's.
Digital services can restore trust in government, NYC official says
New York City CTO John Paul Farmer said that as public trust in government has plummeted, agencies like his can play a key role in bridging the gap.