Banjo oversold surveillance software's features, Utah auditor says
Live Time, which Utah officials stopped using last year after discovering the company's founder had been a Klan member, probably didn't overstep on privacy.
Jackson, Miss., police testing real-time surveillance from home security cameras
A pilot project will enable officers to “follow and trace” suspected criminals using live footage from internet-connected doorbell cameras.
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.