After months of unease for United States companies and their counsel alike, a deal has tentatively been reached by the United States and European Unio...
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Data is transforming our lives -- how we communicate, shop, do business and even socialize. In education, we are just starting to see the benefits of using data to improve student achievement.
As we prepare to enter another year and add even more home appliances to our home internet, maybe it's time to understand the magnitude of our digital trail left behind by our online shopping, browsing or social media as we switch seamlessly from mobiles, tablets and laptops.
This morning I awoke to a series of emails which made me realize that the Information Age is dead and we are now in The Age of Noise, Clutter & Spying on Us.
Surveillance is about power. Vigilant gives the NYPD power to monitor our whereabouts. By demanding answers to critical questions about NYPD's use of surveillance tools, New Yorkers can begin to take back the power imbalance created by the new era of mass digital surveillance.
They just don't get it. Five zillion Presidential candidates (or so it seems) and not one in tune with what young Americans want from the Internet. Mi...
Certainly, our form of government is supposed to ensure freedom against government and business abuses of privacy. Our personal data in the wrong hands can cause and does spark great harm. It damages that trust that is crucial in our relationships, both personal and professional.
The proposed laws focus on a range of issues, such as email and other electronic communications, employees' use of social media, cell phone trackers and license plate readers. Should these measures pass, it would send a strong signal to other states and Congress that Americans remain concerned about protecting their privacy.
Today when Americans honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, they celebrate his public bravery, principles of human dignity and commitment to justice. They also follow his model of stepping into the public to engage in reasoned debate.
As you read this, advertisers are striking back all over the place with in-your-face ads that you literally can't avoid because -- as they boast on Madison Avenue -- you're captive. That's right: Outside your home, there are still ads that you must watch whether you like it or not.
The spark of the American Revolution was the right to be let alone, "the most comprehensive of rights and the most valued by civilized men," according to Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.
It may seem passing strange for a civil libertarian, a general counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union, to be celebrating the birthday of the dreaded FBI director. But for me, Hoover, who would celebrate his 120th birthday on January 1, was a godsend.
Take a deep breath and enjoy the unique perspectives and places that technology is taking us.
Congress should restore the right to the brightest star within our constitutional constellation by prohibiting government encroachments on citizen privacy unless strictly necessary for law enforcement or counterterrorism. Speculation or uncorroborated hunches should not be enough.
Got a fitness tracker? If not, perhaps there is one coming to you soon, under the proverbial Christmas tree. According to Gartner, more than 130 milli...