Aug 262016

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 2097 into law. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Melissa Melendez in February in response to a court order ordering the state to turn over information on 10 million students to a non-profit organization, prohibits school districts from gathering Social Security numbers and sharing information for students except [Read More…]

Aug 252016
 August 25, 2016  Laws, U.S. No Responses »

Cheryl Miller reports: Recently revived legislation aimed at expanding privacy protections for biometric and geolocation data died in a Senate policy committee Wednesday amid bipartisan concerns that amendments were too much to digest in the last days of session. AB 83 was a two-year attempt by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Silver Lake, [Read More…]

Aug 202016
 August 20, 2016  Business, Court, Laws No Responses »

Amy Korte writes: A federal district court in Illinois dismissed a biometric information privacy case against Smarte Carte Aug. 1, according to the Cook County Record. The plaintiff has alleged Smarte Carte violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA, through the company’s operation of fingerprint-keyed lockers at Chicago’s Union Station. The court based [Read More…]