Privacy

An American "Right To Be Forgotten"?

Thanks to the internet's imperative of cataloging and preserving the world's information, a quick Google search can reveal volumes about a person. But one would likely rather be reminded of a clever tweet than an embarrassing mugshot. John M.

Google & NASA's Secret Drones Deal

Norman Goldman talks with Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court about the privacy and safety issues with drones, including the secret deal between Google & NASA testing drones. http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/podcast_8-20-15.m4a

Include Opt-Out Feature in Covered California Data Mining, Say Federal Officials

Covered California’s deep dive into data mining, without consumer permission, has drawn the scrutiny of congressional members. 

Reps. Tony Cárdenas, D-San Fernando Valley; Mark DeSaulnier, D-Richmond; Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park; and Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, today called on the state to protect consumers’ identity information. 

Privacy Bill Targeting AirBnB Shelved, Could be Revived in January

A state Senate bill that required home sharing platforms like AirBnB to turn over customers’ personal information to local governments was quietly shelved this week, though the author said he plans to bring it back in the new year. 

DMV to Set First Rules for Driverless Cars

The California DMV is set to decide the first rules for the operation of driverless cars on public streets.

Lawmakers Can Protect Privacy And Collect Taxes

Proposals under consideration in San Francisco and in the California Senate aimed at regulating home sharing platforms like Airbnb should be amended to ensure privacy and allow occupancy taxes to be collected.

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