Dec 132019
 December 13, 2019  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, U.S.

Adam H. Greene and Lyra Correa of Davis Wright Tremaine write: News broke last month that Google partnered with the second-largest health system in the U.S., Ascension Healthcare, to collect and analyze the health information of millions of patients in a program code-named “Project Nightingale.” Under Project Nightingale, Ascension transfers [Read More…]

Dec 132019
 December 13, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Papers, Please! writes: This week the Port of Seattle Commission — a special-purpose government body elected by the voters of King County, Washington, to administer both the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the maritime Port of Seattle — became the first airport operating or oversight body in the US to publicly discuss any policy [Read More…]

Dec 122019
 December 12, 2019  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Zack Whittaker reports: A year ago, we asked some of the most prominent smart home device makers if they have given customer data to governments. The results were mixed. The big three smart home device makers — Amazon, Facebook and Google (which includes Nest) — all disclosed in their transparency reports if and when [Read More…]