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Privacy In de Blasio’s New York, when you break the law, you get free stuff (opinion)

Allowing offenders to re-visit and photograph the scenes of their crimes, including private homes. The demand that prosecutors rush to trial. The report on the city freebies came on the heels of a ...

Privacy Local Opinion: The gun show loophole is federal law and not a problem

There are a lot of people who are paranoid about the so called “gun show loophole” on private gun sales. People, if it’s built into federal law, then it is not a loophole. It is federal law. Legal...

Privacy Opinion: California is flooded with ‘ghost’ guns, and a new state law won’t fix it

California’s new ghost gun law treats ghost gun kits more like actual firearms. Parts can be bought only through licensed dealers in face-to-face transactions. Parts bought over the internet must...

Privacy Fifty years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong? | Opinion

The internet had suddenly become a money-making machine ... When was the last time a website asked what privacy policy you would like applied to you? You should be able to clearly articulate your ...

Privacy OPINION | Is India splitting the internet or protecting it?

China has split the internet and censored it for Chinese users most large US-based internet giants are not present on the Chinese internet. EU interprets privacy more strictly than the US and...

Privacy Opinion: Congress must act to stop balkanization of the internet

The frustration of California lawmakers that led to the passage of the state’s consumer data privacy law last year is entirely understandable. How could the states not be dissatisfied when it comes...

Privacy Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

The internet had suddenly become a money-making machine ... When was the last time a website asked what privacy policy you would like applied to you? My guess is never. You should be able to...

Privacy It's Time to Build the Internet of Trusted Things | Opinion

From digital assistants like Alexa to home appliances that are controlled by our iPhones, the "Internet of Things" is expanding by the day. But these days, a more connected lifestyle also comes...

Privacy Opinion: California’s New Charter School Laws Could Trigger Voucher Initiative

If a voucher program passes, and polling indicates that it could, the result could shape the future relationship between public and private schools in California for decades to come. The results of...

Privacy Opinion: Michigan constitutional amendment could secure digital privacy

With a near steady drumbeat of news stories about data breaches, Russian hackers and government surveillance, it’s not surprising that digital privacy is on the minds of many Americans. This...

Privacy What Canada's Simple but Effective Privacy Model Can Teach the U.S. | Opinion

As the Congress debates legislative options for national privacy rules, the question of which model to follow becomes critical. Should lawmakers follow the European Union's recently adopted General...

Privacy Greed, privacy and liability: Reevaluating internet platforms | Opinion

Dean Balaes earned a master of theology and ethics degree at Vanderbilt University, the Divinity School, and he earned a doctor of jurisprudence at Vanderbilt University, the Law School. When ...

Privacy Unions need reform, not rewriting of labor laws | Opinion

In other words, as the amount of workers available to organize in the private-sector have increased, the number of union elections have decreased dramatically. Before changing labor laws, unions...

Privacy Law enforcement should have privacy standards for automated license plate reader systems | Opinion

This has brought into question a state entity having the capability to collect what American citizens may consider private information, especially if they are law-abiding citizens – which most ...

Privacy Opinion: Trump seizing private property for his wall? Don’t say he didn’t warn you, GOP

In more placid times, news that the president of the United States was encouraging aides to break the law by seizing swaths of private property along the southwestern border to build a wall might...

Privacy Opinion: The California law that’s driving away small businesses

Then there’s the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), which is no mere ... The trade association I founded to reform PAGA is suing the state, arguing that the law violates the state and U.S.

Privacy Opinion | A new framework for consent to ensure data privacy

Regular readers of this column know that I have pretty much lost faith in consent. As much as it has served us well for decades, it no longer effectively protects personal privacy in our present ...

Privacy Data Privacy Laws Put Defendants at a Disadvantage (Opinion)

(TNS) — A cluster of new and proposed state and federal laws will soon make it harder for people accused of crimes to defend themselves. All of these laws are well-intended — to protect privacy by ...

Privacy Opinion | A lot can happen over a private equity-coffee blend

The law should hold me and only me accountable ... The clincher, one that has the financial services industry speculating, is a reference to a “private equity partner". While little is known about ...

Privacy In our opinion: Your 13-year-old is on an internet made for adults. That needs to change

The law is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, and in the words of Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media, it’s “hopelessly outdated.” Congress needs to fix it. The legislation...