The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
issued its second annual privacy report card with lower
grades of "C for consumer data protection efforts and a D on civil liberties."
Mark Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC said "Our...
United States Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced a bill this
week that proposes greater protection of personal information for online
consumers. Under the Commercial
Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 , consumers have the right to be notified...
Two recent Pennsylvania State Court
rulings only make things more confusing as Social Media privacy disputes become
Bucks County Common Pleas Court
Judge Albert J. Cepparulo ruled in Piccolo v. Paterson denied a motion to require...
The Ontario, CA Police Department
(OPD) did not violate the 4th Amendment by reviewing
text messages sent from a work pager. Apparently the OPD's warrantless audit
found Officer Quon had sent or received 456 messages, but only 57 were
Today everybody carries GPS devices
in their phones (and tablets), but few people consider that our personal
privacy may be compromised as a result. In November the US Supreme Court will
hear argument ( US v.
Jones ) as to whether the drug suspect's...
Divorce attorneys are seeing more and more social media involvement, in particular Facebook, in the cases they take on. Sure Facebook might not be the reason the marriage ended but as an ever-increasing source of evidence of infidelity, it might deserve...
A report in the Financial Times
that Alibaba might take over Yahoo! has raised privacy fears. Jack Ma's
(Alibaba founder & former Google employee) recent comment about the
prospect that Alibaba was interested in Yahoo! set off privacy group...
US citizens expect the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) to protect the country from potential threats, but the
that DHS will monitor Twitter & Facebook will surely cause privacy
advocates great concern. Social Media has...
To the surprise of many Google
confirmed that since 2006 its Street View Cars captured WiFi network
information in addition to Street View Photos. Google uses this WiFi network
information to improve location-based services like search and maps.
My eCommerce Times column for
October is entitled " Shore
it. Actually it was published the same day as my blog that more
than 7.5 million children under 13 are...
While a Michigan couple was married the husband and wife shared a
computer and the husband had access to his wife's email password.... but
according to the Detroit Free Press he ex-husband has now been charged with a felony for looking at his...
of dealing with web 2.0 the White
House Memo released on April 7, 2010 about social media specifically states
that "interactive meeting tools-including but not limited to public conference
calls, webinars, blogs, discussion boards...
A recent report that Web 2.0 (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al) continues to
friends to share private information at an alarming rate is hardly a
surprise. Research at a number of universities demonstrates that things are
After the US government filed
charges that Facebook violated US privacy law, Facebook finally
confessed that it failed to protect the privacy of its 800 million active
users. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) welcomes the public to submit comments...
A recent NY Times report is critical
of the daily use of the military's use social security
numbers (SSN)and birth dates, and how poorly Personal
Identifiable Information (PII) is managed. Army intelligence officer turned
West Point professor...