Dana Hernetky reports: If you rely on your Oklahoma Driver’s license to get into a secure area like a federal building or an airplane, things will be changing. Oklahoma is one of a handful of states that hasn’t complied with a federal mandate to make our driver’s licenses more secure. Beginning in 2015, you won’t [...]
Parker Higgins of EFF writes: An important California bill that would require warrants for law enforcement use of drones is currently sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that Gov. Brown will sign AB 1327, which passed the California legislature this August. EFF has long held that a warrant requirement is an essential [...]
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chris Coons (D-Del.), member of the Judiciary Committee, and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), introduced legislation to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by addressing the conflict of laws for cloud services providers in order to safeguard Americans’ electronic data stored [...]
Matt Freedman reports: A bill introduced Thursday by the Assembly’s top Republican would make it a crime to put a GPS tracking device on a car without the owner’s consent. Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) said he only recently learned that it’s not a crime when he got a call from a constituent who [...]
Maritza Jean-Louis writes: A substantial rise in schools’ use of online educational technology products has caused educators to become increasingly reliant on these products to develop their curricula, deliver materials to students in real time, and monitor students’ progress and learning habits through the collection of data by third-party cloud computing service providers. Unfortunately, with [...]
Julie Sherwood reports: Some 81,000 residents in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region were victims of identity theft in 2012, according to the most recent federal data. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer released data regarding identity theft in announcing his push for a new Social Security Identity Theft Bill of Rights. The bill would give seniors [...]
Summary: Yahoo is claiming that it wants to stand up for the rights of dead users, and resist new state laws that make it easier for heirs to access online accounts. Its privacy argument appears disingenuous. Read the article by Jeff John Roberts on GigaOm.