What with all of the fuss about the recently rejected CISPA bill, which would have given authorities the right to demand user information from web companies without notifying the individual’s concerned, more than a few people will be on heightened … Continue reading ?
Some of the proposed changes to Europe's data protection laws would strip citizens of their privacy rights, a coalition of international civil liberties organizations said Thursday.The European Parliament is currently considering proposals from the European Commission for a complete overhaul of the E.U.'s data protection laws. Show More Summary
An informal survey suggests a desire for greater privacy protections is present among some liberals, conservatives and libertarians.
While CISPA’s progress past the US House of Representatives was drawing plenty of heat from privacy activists last week, an altogether different internet bill that aims to enhance internet user’s privacy was facing down tough opposition of its own. If … Continue reading ?
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, despite opposition from the White House and several privacy and digital rights groups. The House on Thursday voted 288-127 to approve the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that would allow U.S. Show More Summary
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - The Florida legislature passed a bill on Wednesday restricting the use of unmanned drones by law enforcement agencies in the state, out of concern over privacy rights.
At the Deadline Club's panel on privacy and the right to know on Tuesday, the discussion began with guns and ended with The New York Times's Bill Keller flashing a picture of Anthony Weiner (in this one, he had his shirt on). The panel of four journalists and one lawyer--the Hearst Corporation's senior vice president and general counsel, Eve...
A year ago, the House of Representatives was poised to pass the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It was a dangerous bill, threatening to obliterate Internet users' privacy rights and, in fact, to trump every privacy law on the books. Show More Summary
Responding to a Massachusetts school directive instructing teachers how best to respect the gender identity and privacy of transgender students, the Fox News host argued that a parent's right to know trumps the student's safety and privacy. read more
Barely a year after the defeat of SOPA, Congress is back to testing the waters for legislation that many internet users believe to be in violation of their fundamental rights to privacy and free expression. CISPA, a bill that would make...Show More Summary
Two U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill over the objections of some privacy advocates and digital rights groups. As promised, Representatives Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, and C.A. Show More Summary
Rumors of CISPA's demise were apparently greatly exaggerated, according to various privacy rights advocates and organizations today.
When the White House unveiled its new privacy bill of rights almost exactly one year ago the event was heralded by one consumer advocate as "the clearest articulation of the right to privacy by a US president in history." But attention quickly shifted to the the bill's limitations. Show More Summary
Michael F. Cannon Charles Lane is right : federal judge Marcia Morales Howard should lift the 33-year old court order that prevents scrutiny of how health care providers bill Medicare. Providers claim they have a right to privacy when it comes to how they spend your money and mine. That’s about as absurd as asking for privacy in front of 20 million viewers at the Golden Globes.
In addition to placing landmark restrictions on gun ownership, the gun bill working its way through the New York legislature could give gun owners new privacy rights. After The Journal News in Westchester, N.Y. used the Freedom of Information...Show More Summary
On the surface, 2012 saw some major shifts in how privacy is treated online. The Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Track Online Act and the White House's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights prompted Facebook and Google to change allegedly deceptive practices for tracking users. Show More Summary
Applying Fourth Amendment rights to a digital society has increasingly led to the degradation of more privacy protections. This seems headed in the same direction.
On Thursday California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills into law that will protect the privacy of employee and college student social media accounts in the state of California. While these bills aren’t perfect, they are an important...Show More Summary
An Oregon senator wants the government's eavesdropping program to be more respectful of Americans' privacy rights, and introduced a bill Thursday to change the law. Unfortunately, the current program is all but re-authorized, without changes, by Congress.
Signing the bill at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Quin said "Privacy is a fundamental right. I believe that, and I think we need to fight for that." [ more › ]