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Privacy The Council’s vast overreach: The local legislature risks undermining the rule of law

It was Benjamin Franklin who, upon leaving the Constitutional Convention in 1787, described our newly-formed government as “a republic if you can keep it.” That proposition is being tested at every...

Privacy Data privacy regulations fail in Washington state legislature

A bill that would have enacted data privacy regulations in Washington state failed to pass the state legislature before the session ended Thursday. The bill sought to have the state follow the lead...

Privacy Washington Privacy Act fails in state legislature, again

For the second year running, lawmakers in the state of Washington again failed to pass sweeping data privacy legislation. The Washington Privacy Act or SB 6281, which is akin to GPDR in the...

Privacy Indian politics front and centre in Ontario as legislature debates law declaring Sikh genocide

The emotionally fraught politics of India are poised to again engulf the Ontario legislature, as opposing Indo-Canadian factions pressure lawmakers over a contentious private member’s bill ...

Privacy Primary election privacy concerns are getting attention at the Minnesota Legislature. Is it too late to do anything?

And no, he is not comforted by the prospect that a bill will be passed at some later date to protect the privacy of his ballot after the primary. “Once information is out there, it’s out there,” he...

Privacy EDITORIAL: Legislature should pass Helen’s Law

It would also allow local governments to hire a private contractor to remove sight-blocking vegetation ... earlier this month to testify and lobby lawmakers to pass “Helen’s Law,” which was...

Privacy Comprehensive privacy bill gets bipartisan support on first day of 2020 Legislature

Want more control over how companies use your online data? There’s a bill the Legislature will consider that could ... How it compares to other states: The bill is the “most comprehensive state ...

Privacy Private member’s bill to overturn Ontario pit bull ban introduced in legislature

Rick Nicholls introduced a private member’s bill in the legislature Tuesday that ... Ontario prohibited pit bull ownership in 2005, angering many dog lovers who argued the law wrongly punished pets...

Privacy Legislature aims to fix audit law requiring criminal probe

The attorney general's office this week did tap authorities in South Dakota to help investigate the Department of Commerce after an audit found it allegedly violated state law on contract bidding.

Privacy Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine say refined proposal to reform gun laws could address violence and pass legislature

The plan DeWine outlined Monday eschews universal background checks in favor of voluntary system for private sellers. The plan also refrains from a red flag law – which would allow judges to order...

Privacy No complaints made through North Dakota Legislature's new anti-harassment policy

"Until we get an actual, real complaint, it's hard to evaluate the ... this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Privacy New York AG Backs 'Modern' Data Breach Protection Act Passed by State Legislature

In addition, the act broadens the definition of a data breach to include unauthorized persons who gain access to private information, rather than using the current “acquired standard,” the news ...

Privacy At the Legislature: Protecting your privacy online

For better or for worse, there are few who could deny that the emergence of the internet has transformed the world around us. It has brought about rapid and significant changes to the way we work, ...

Privacy Legislature to get bill Hong Kongers see as eroding rights

The government has considered concerns from the private sector and altered the bill to improve human rights safeguards, Lam said. Speaking to reporters before a regular meeting of her cabinet, Lam ...

Privacy Hong Kong chief says extradition law will go to legislature

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says a highly controversial extradition law will proceed to the territory's legislature ... Lam said the government had considered concerns from the private...

Privacy Washington Legislature Passes 30-day Data Breach Notification Law

“Time and time again, millions of Americans have had their most private information stolen and abused due to poor corporate stewardship over the data we entrust them with,” State Sen. Joe ...

Privacy Washington state legislature passes data breach law, but punts on privacy law

The Washington state legislature went one-for-two this month in its attempt to pass major data breach and privacy regulations. Yesterday, lawmakers unanimously passed HB 1071, which firms up and ...

Privacy State Legislature should act to protect New Yorkers’ data privacy

My face? My voice? Can I control my online history?” Sadly, for the most part, the answer is no, and until the state Legislature acts to adequately protect our privacy, the answer will stay that...

Privacy Washington State Legislature Moves Toward Passage of Broad Consumer Data Privacy Law

Following in the footsteps of California, and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the State of Washington is taking steps to adopt a comprehensive privacy law focused on ...

Privacy ND Legislature passes bill to study internet data privacy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature has passed a bill that will study personal internet data issues. Senators endorsed the House legislation 43-2 on Wednesday. Fargo Republican Rep....