Privacy Legislation in the Time of Pandemics

Now that Apple and Google have released their Exposure Notifications API and numerous nations around the world are adopting or adapting it in order to trace exposure of COVID-19, numerous concerns and questions about privacy and data security have been raised about this new form of mass surveillance. Even before the development of this API, … Continue reading Privacy Legislation in the Time of Pandemics

Spotlight: A Privacy Bill A Week: “Privacy Bill of Rights” (S. 1214)

Last week, we delved into the “Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act of 2019” (S. 189), but this week we will look at a bill that probably exceeds bounds of the politically possible: Senator Ed Markey's (D-MA) “Privacy Bill of Rights Act” (S. 1214), the only bill to get an A in the … Continue reading Spotlight: A Privacy Bill A Week: “Privacy Bill of Rights” (S. 1214)