06/12/2012 - Spokeo, an online data broker, has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it marketed and sold data to human resources, background screening, and recruiting industry professionals without protecting consumers as required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
05/29/2012 - A bill (S. 1408) that would impose data security requirements on all government agencies and companies that collect or store personally identifiable information has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate has announced that it will consider the bill.
05/21/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allow the federal government to conduct surveillance without a warrant.
04/19/2012 - EU Parliament votes today on a controversial information sharing deal with the U.S. Motorcycle Club uses trademark to weed out undercover officers. Macs users should use antivirus software now, commenter says. And more.
04/16/2012 - An Australian government agency ordered an overhaul on identification cards for security personnel in December after complaints that information on current IDs violated privacy statutes, according to recently released documents.
04/02/2012 - The controversial app, Girls Around Me, has been pulled from the Apple Store amid protests by privacy advocates and the geomapping social networking site Foursquare. Critics, however, say the problem isn’t Girls Around Me, but the amount of information social media sites share about its users by default.
03/23/2012 - A state supreme court has ruled that an employee may pursue her invasion of privacy claim against her employer after she discovered a video camera in the company bathroom. The employer, who had placed the camera there in an attempt to document wrongdoing, argued that there was no invasion of privacy because the camera was not working.