Feb 192020
 February 19, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Liza Lin reports: China’s technology titans are deploying health-rating systems to help authorities track the movement of millions of Chinese who are preparing to resume work at factories and other businesses, adding a new and controversial tool in the country’s battle to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. China’s official Xinhua News [Read More…]

Feb 172020
 February 17, 2020  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt

Natalia Drozdiak reports: For years, Facebook Inc. lobbied governments against imposing tough regulations, warning in some cases that they could harm the company’s business model. Now, it’s pleading for new rules for the good of its business. “If we don’t create standards that people feel are legitimate, they won’t trust institutions or technology,” Facebook’s [Read More…]

Feb 132020
 February 13, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S.

Lauren Feiner reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., just unveiled her new proposal for digital privacy legislation, including a new federal agency to enforce consumers’ privacy rights online. It adds to a growing stack of bills aimed at empowering consumers with new digital rights and keeping tech companies’ data collection in check. In a Medium [Read More…]