On election day, California voters chose to pass Proposition 24, which alters the newly inaugurated California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) with some pretty significant changes that can be viewed as a net negative for privacy.
As the most important outcome of the 2020 election remains in flux, voters in California and Michigan approved new privacy laws Tuesday: California’s Prop 24, which extends provisions of a 2018 privacy law, and Michigan’s Prop 2, which consolidates piecemeal orders into a requirement for police to seek search warrants before seizing electronic data.
A new law passed by California voters in the November election will set an unprecedented standard for digital privacy in the US, making it harder for big tech companies like Facebook and Google to track people's data.
This series, if I do it right, will end up convincing you that Facebook is the Hotel California made software, and help you start thinking about how do you escape somewhere that’s programmed to receive.See: Ways people have tried to kill Facebook.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can still share our personal information; and who really knows what they’re agreeing to when a website asks, “Do You Accept All Cookies?” Most people just click “OK” and hope for the best, says former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
“The CCPA was a lot weaker than the [original] initiative, but at the same time it was, and still is, the strongest consumer privacy law in the nation,” she says.
California has enacted a three-year ban on the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras.Last year, San Francisco and Oakland banned the use of any facial recognition by police and other city departments.
Jail phone telco Securus provided recordings of protected attorney-client conversations to cops and prosecutors, it is claimed, just three months after it settled a near-identical lawsuit.Just three months ago, in May this year, the company settled a similar class-action lawsuit this time covering jails in California.
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).Proposed final regulations were submitted to the OAL by Attorney General Becerra on June 1, 2020.
The CPRA would provide consumers with an expansive set of new rights beyond those contained in the CCPA, while at the same time fundamentally altering businesses’ privacy compliance obligations under California’s current privacy law in a number of ways.
In the case of broadband privacy which was passed at the state level in Maine , the internet service providers (ISPs) actually tried to stop the law from being enacted by claiming that their right to selling profiles of user internet activity and history is part of their constitutional right to free speech .
In an earlier email to Motherboard, the California DMV said data requesters may include insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers, and prospective employers.
Despite the FCC's preemption order being overturned in court, the DOJ's amended complaint yesterday argued that California's net neutrality law "is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.".
For example, consumers who simply want to know what information the company has about them: If you don't have a program to respond to specific requests for information, you're going to be challenged by the new breed of regulations.
“Under the CCPA, Californians have the right to access and stop the sale of their personal data if they choose to exercise it,” said Attorney General Becerra .These data brokers are required to provide information on how consumers can opt-out of the sale or submit requests under the CCPA.
Any attempt to download training materials concerning facial recognition technology or automated license plate readers (ALPRs), as well as materials relating to courses on the use of force, lead to a Word document that reads "The course presented has claimed copyright for the expanded course online.".
Los Angeles—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today joined the ACLU of northern and southern California in filing a lawsuit against Los Angeles for collecting detailed trip data and real-time locations and routes of the electric scooters thousands of residents use each day.
A California federal judge threw out Facebook’s proposed $550 million biometric privacy settlement in $35 billion class-action lawsuit.The California judge dismissed Facebook’s settlement offer saying he won’t grant preliminary approval as Facebook’s proposal gives users just 1.25% of what they could be entitled to under the Illinois biometric privacy laws.
The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect on January 1, 2020 and will be enforced starting July 1, 2020.SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra submitted proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL).
There’s a new “online privacy” bill in the California legislature that is seeking to grossly normalize facial recognition technology and it just received an 8-3 vote to continue from the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee.
“What is concerning is that the state of California is partnering with these private companies, I think probably out of desperation, but there is very, very sensitive information that's at stake,” said Mary Stone Ross, an Oakland-based consumer privacy expert.
The protests on Monday came after pushback led by students and digital rights group Fight for The Future against a proposed facial recognition program at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) led the school to reverse course and drop the technology.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pupils in California open new Chromebook laptop computers The attorney general of the US state of New Mexico is suing Google, accusing the company of illegally collecting the personal data of school children.
Some of California’s largest police departments have been collecting millions of images of drivers’ license plates and sharing them with entities around the country—without having necessary security policies in place, in violation of state law, according to a newly released state audit.
California police and sheriffs are failing to protect the privacy of drivers on city streets, the California State Auditor’s office determined after a seven-month investigation into the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by the Los Angeles Police Department and three other local law enforcement agencies.
At the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership Meeting in Palm Springs, California, on Feb. 10, the IAB Tech Lab proposed developing a new identifier based on people’s email addresses or phone numbers, which provide a more consistent, deterministic way of recognizing someone than the third-party cookie ever did.