Delaware auditor indicted on theft, intimidation charges

by • 9 months ago

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness was indicted on five charges, including email surveillance and intimidation of state employees she viewed as "disloyal."

Los Angeles must 'do better' on data privacy, controller says

by • 12 months ago

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is calling for the creation of a privacy board that can hold the city accountable for its use of new technologies.

Banjo oversold surveillance software's features, Utah auditor says

by • 1 year ago

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.

NYPD lacks 'serious engagement' with surveillance tech disclosure law

by • 1 year ago

Critics said the New York Police Department took a "lazy copy-and-paste approach" to a new law requiring it to disclose its surveillance technologies.

Utah auditor issues recommendations to reduce bias in government software

by • 1 year ago

A commission formed after the founder of a tech vendor was discovered to have ties to white nationalism made 12 proposals to reduce bias in state technology.

Oakland, Calif., set to ban predictive policing, biometric surveillance tools

by • 2 years ago

The Oakland City Council is set to prohibit local police from using the oft-criticized law enforcement technologies, the city's chief privacy officer said.

Jackson, Miss., police testing real-time surveillance from home security cameras

by • 2 years ago

A pilot project will enable officers to “follow and trace” suspected criminals using live footage from internet-connected doorbell cameras.

New York City to require police to disclose all surveillance technology

by • 2 years ago

The City Council passed a bill requiring the NYPD to provide the public with explanations of all surveillance technologies it uses to snoop on New Yorkers.

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

by • 2 years 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.