While AI appears to be a shiny new bauble full of promises and perils, lawmakers in both parties acknowledge that they must first resolve a less trendy but more fundamental problem: data privacy and protection.
During a virtual event hosted by the Brookings Institution, experts and lawmakers explored the benefits and risks of AI, as well as the possible regulatory structures that could help guide its advancement.
California lawmakers have passed Senate Bill 362, known as the Delete Act, that would allow consumers to have every data broker delete their personal information with a single request.
As Hollywood actors and writers continue to strike for better pay and benefits, California lawmakers are hoping to take action that will protect workers from being replaced by their digital clones.
More than 20 tech and civil society leaders, including the chief executives of five of the biggest U.S. companies, appeared at a closed-door Senate meeting this week to shape how artificial intelligence is regulated.
California has taken one more step toward regulating the booming AI industry, this time with a broad strokes bill from a state senator that aims to regulate how the technology is built and how it affects Californians.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are exploring an update to existing state law to combat so-called grinch bots — a consumer protection concern for concerts and sporting events plus online sales of rare items.
The California Assembly has approved legislation to notify drivers when images are gathered by in-vehicle cameras and prohibit sale for advertising, protecting consumers against the increased sale of personal data.
The California Senate passed a bill Monday mandating human drivers behind the wheel of autonomous trucks on state highways for at least the next five years, citing safety concerns as the cause.
The Air Force's top tech integration office is only a year old, but it has big plans to bring cloud-based command and control and other digital infrastructure to operators in 2024 — barring major budget delays.
The city's Department of Transportation is considering a rule change that would allow for the use of electric cargo-bike delivery vehicles. Experts say the vehicles often perform better than their gas-powered counterparts in urban settings.
A U.S. district court judge has issued a temporary injunction against an Arkansas law that mandates social media companies to use third-party vendors for age verification checks on new users or face substantial fines.
With the new law, Texas has launched an online portal for incident reports, giving local government 48 hours to inform the state of ransomware or other suspected cybersecurity breaches.
Efforts to cut down on pandemic-era unemployment insurance fraud is leaving some in the state without benefits as the tools used to detect fraudulent claims sideline legitimate payments.
Plus, AT&T is opening a center to support digital equity in Miami, Kansas is the latest state to submit its five-year broadband action plan to the federal government, and more.
The state auditor's office noted concerns about the California Department of Technology's security controls and project oversight in its most recent audit. The CIO, Liana Bailey-Crimmins, has responded to the concerns.