It’s no secret that lobbying groups have been working overtime in their attempts to derail the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) before it becomes law on January 1, 2020. It’s also widely known that some of these groups are lobbying on behalf of certain tech giants, who see the new privacy law as a threat to their data collection practices.Read More
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of a data privacy consumer survey that aims to improving the privacy regulations of the online marketplace.
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection launched the survey to give residents of New York an opportunity to voice their opinions and comments on privacy issues.Read More
Facebook, Google and other big tech giants are about to face a 'reckoning,' state attorneys general warn
It would seem that the gloves are off, as some of America's most prolific attorneys general indicate their willingness to take on super-size tech companies, including Google and Facebook, as fears grow concerning mass collection of consumers' personal information.
Law enforcement officials across the U.S. agree that way too much personal data is being harvested and used in ways that increasingly puts peoples' privacy at risk and undermines competition.Read More
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is accused of secretly filming employees' private medical examinations without their consent or knowledge.
A senior administration employee filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that she was secretly videotaped during a medical examination and, consequently her personal privacy was violated. The incident occurred in August 2016. The employee is suing for unspecified damages.
The video camera was reportedly fixed to the wall or ceiling in the room, suggesting that the recording was carried out with the full knowledge and approval of the employer. (evidently, the employer provided the employee with the recordings.)Read More
A local law that requires businesses to notify customers of the use of Biometric Identifier Technology has been introduced by the New York City Council. The law comes into effect 180 days after it becomes law.
Biometrics is the technical term for body measurements and calculations. It refers to metrics related to human characteristics. Biometrics authentication is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control. It can also be used to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance.
There are emerging concerns over the use of this recognition technology. On the one hand, biometrics is considered the future of human identification. However, there are calls for more stringent methods to protect biometric data against misuse and security breaches.
In this article, we look at the use of biometric data, the risks, and transparency requirements under the new NYC Law.Read More