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Nov 15, 2022

40 states settle Google location-tracking charges for $392M

Search giant Google has agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users' locations, state attorneys general announced Monday.

Dec 2, 2021

Supreme Court could uphold abortion limits while preserving the privacy right under Roe v. Wade

Since the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to abortion almost 50 years ago, a powerful legal movement has sought to overturn the ruling, whereas abortion rights advocates have fought to protect it.

Jun 17, 2019

Bill would allow schools to release parents’ names

The state Assembly is preparing to vote on a bill that would allow public schools to release the names of students' parents and guardians.

Dec 19, 2018

DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

The District of Columbia sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users.

May 8, 2018

How to avoid becoming the next Facebook privacy problem

Facebook recently divulged that the personal data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with a third party.

Nov 9, 2017

Assembly approves limits on police body cam access

A Republican-backed proposal limiting the public's access to footage from police body cameras cleared the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday, despite objections from open records advocates and Democrats who say it will quash the public's ability to view certain video.

Mar 1, 2016

NY judge scolds US in its fight with Apple over iPhone data

A Brooklyn jurist has scolded the government in a stinging rebuke of arguments it has used to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from its customers' iPhones, saying it's stretching a 1789 law to get "impermissibly absurd results."

Mar 1, 2016

Walker signs bill expanding library collection powers

Gov. Scott Walker has a signed a bill giving libraries more legal options to collect fines for overdue materials.

Jun 1, 2015

The push for privacy: New rules will change how court records must be filed

Without laws prohibiting names and other identifying information from appearing in court documents, a nasty case involving "sextortion" in a New Berlin school only became more of a nightmare for the victims once details were posted online.

Sep 3, 2014

Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be.

Aug 6, 2014

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Technology a constant threat to clients’ privacy

In a rare unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Riley v. California that police must secure a warrant before searching a cellphone owned by a criminal suspect.

Apr 16, 2014

FBI director: Web monitoring, privacy can co-exist

The government can fight computer crime without compromising Americans' privacy rights, the head of the FBI said Tuesday, comparing government monitoring to a police department that stations an officer at a gang-infested park to make it safe for children and families once again.

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