Sep 192014
 
Tell Governor Brown: No Warrantless Drones For California Cops

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 [...]

Sep 192014
 

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 [...]

Sep 172014
 

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 [...]

Sep 172014
 

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 [...]