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Adversarial foreign nations might use data about specific politicians to blackmail them or troves of data about the public to refine disinformation campaigns, according to a Senate hearing. Getting that data could entail hacking or simply purchasing from data brokers.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a sweeping law that requires tech companies to design their platforms with the well-being of children in mind and to adopt the highest default privacy settings for users under 18.
Federal and state government figures alike are eyeing a greater role for nuclear development and for regulatory authority in West Virginia's future, with hopes that that type of power can ease transition off coal.
Plus, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for a program that will invest $1 billion in rural high-speed Internet, Tennessee has announced $447 million in broadband investments, and more.
The federal data privacy bill under consideration is weaker than the privacy laws on the books in California and contains a provision that says the federal policy would override state laws. That’s unacceptable.
A privacy act limits how long law enforcement can retain images captured by plate readers, which take photos of plates, store the data for up to six months and have been touted as a game-changing crime-solving tool.
A White House listening session this week explored the possible negative impacts related to social media platforms, and the Biden administration offered six core principles to increase accountability moving forward.
State leaders took a risk in 2019 when they passed the toughest Internet privacy law in the nation, drawing the ire of powerful telecommunication companies, which saw it as a threat to their way of business.
A proposed decision from the California Public Utilities Commission, if adopted, will adjust California LifeLine subsidies for service plans that receive federal ACP subsidies. Reaction to the proposal is mixed.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has rules banning the advertisement of cars as self-driving when they are not, but it has not enforced them. Now, the Legislature is making it a state law.
At its core, a broadband advisory board is made up of individuals from different sectors who advise state broadband programs, governors or legislatures. However, not all advisory boards are the same.
Digital privacy is a huge concern in the post-Roe world, one where women's bodies, or at least their uteruses, are increasingly considered community property in less enlightened states than California.
In an announcement posted on an Office of Administration's procurement website, officials say the new law is forcing them to remove contract award information from public access for privacy reasons.
Lawmakers have introduced legislation that, if passed, would require all vehicles built after Jan. 1, 2024, that are registered in New York to include advanced safety technology, including speed-limiting capabilities.
The request came from the findings of a chip industry task force of government and business leaders, which issued recommendations earlier this month on how the state can be more attractive to the semiconductor industry.