Jun 072023
 June 7, 2023  Posted by  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

The Senate Education Committee approved the Student Data Privacy and Protection Act, according to the measure’s sponsor Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York). Senate Bill 565 modernizes Pennsylvania law to accommodate student information being stored online, as well as students learning and attending school online. As is currently stands, student-related data is being [Read More…]

Jun 072023
 June 7, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

AP reports: Microsoft will pay a fine of $20 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally collected and retained the data of children who signed up to use its Xbox video game console. The agency charged that Microsoft gathered the data without notifying parents or obtaining their consent, [Read More…]

Jun 062023
 June 6, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online
Canada to launch probe into OpenAI over privacy concerns; this site submits request for investigation into Canadian universities' research

On May 25, Reuters reported that Canadian privacy regulators are launching a joint investigation into whether OpenAI has obtained consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information of residents via ChatGPT. While that is certainly a question worth investigating, there are other questions concerning AI that also warrant [Read More…]

Jun 052023
 June 5, 2023  Posted by  Surveillance

Lighthouse Reports reports: In the decade since Edward Snowden’s leaks exposed the workings of the US and UK national surveillance apparatus, the market for spying services has fragmented and expanded into a start-up economy of location trackers, password crackers and data extractors. Investigations into this industry have focused on spyware [Read More…]