Feb 262017
 February 26, 2017  Misc No Responses »
Virginia's Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Requiring Personally Identifiable Reports on Refugees

Feb. 24 — Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2002, which would require the Department of Social Services to publish identifiable information for each refugee who is resettled in the Commonwealth. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, [Read More…]

Jan 102017
 January 10, 2017  Misc, Non-U.S. Comments Off on James Hird’s suspected drug overdose: invasive reporting breaches a right to privacy

Bill Birnbauer writes: Pleas by James Hird’s family to respect its privacy present challenges to media covering the latest chapter of a life that has become a very public Greek tragedy. It might seem right that the media back off – ask no questions, take no photos – and await news from [Read More…]

Dec 302016
 December 30, 2016  Breaches, Misc, U.S. Comments Off on Op-ed: Five unexpected lessons from the Ashley Madison breach

Woodrow Hartzog and Danielle Citron write about what we can learn from the recent settlement with Ashley Madison by the FTC and state attorneys general. They discuss: Privacy is for everyone Harm from a data breach is about much more than identity theft Privacy law and policy must confront the [Read More…]

Dec 272016
 December 27, 2016  Misc Comments Off on Finding Inspiration for Art in the Betrayal of Privacy

Jenna Wortham writes: Last month, a Berlin nonprofit group called the Tactical Technology Collective took over a gallery in Lower Manhattan. They installed wall-size screens and display cases and arranged glossy tablets on large tables. The walls were white, and the décor was minimalist. If you squinted, you could mistake [Read More…]