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A National Data Privacy Framework Is Needed Rather than Individual State Laws

States should encourage Congress to pass a national data privacy framework instead of creating their own. 

Frances Floresca July 12, 2021
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The PRO Act Will Infringe on the Freedom of Workers

The Protecting Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) will bring harm to workers and infringe on their rights.

Frances Floresca March 8, 2021
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The Lack of Federal Privacy Policy Causes Inconsistency with Tracing Apps

Many states have adopted contact tracing, but there are concerns with the lack of federal privacy policy. 

Frances Floresca July 16, 2020
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How Will the CDC Use its $500 Million Surveillance System?

The CDC received $500 million to modernize its surveillance, data collection, and analytics infrastructure system.

Elizabeth Wright March 26, 2020
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The Role of Facial Recognition for Law Enforcement

As facial recognition becomes widespread, the technology is raising concerns about privacy and security. 

Deborah Collier December 17, 2019
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A National Framework is Needed for Privacy Protection

Congress must promptly address consumer data privacy.

Deborah Collier September 16, 2019
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Time to Move Forward on a National Privacy Framework is Now

I was recently given a new watch by my husband.  He was excited about the watch because of all the great things it was going to do for me.  Even though I work on technology issues, the only real purpose of a watch in my mind is to tell time.  This...

Deborah Collier July 24, 2019
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The Net Neutrality Sham

Among the many problems with Sen.

Thomas Schatz May 11, 2018
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An Open Internet Excludes Net Neutrality

There is a huge misunderstanding regarding net neutrality.  Silicon Valley dot-coms and big e-commerce corporations are pushing the idea that the Restoring Internet Freedom Order approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 14...

Deborah Collier February 27, 2018
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Microsoft/Ireland Case Poses Opportunity for Congress

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have a hard time agreeing on anything.  But, they might concur that it is not appropriate for law enforcement officials to order a cloud services provider to turn over customer data stored in another country...

Deborah Collier January 26, 2018
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Time to Address FCC's Privacy Order

There is a point where over-regulation can lead to uncertainty.  Such is the case with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Privacy Order.

Deborah Collier March 21, 2017
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ATF Fails to Comply with Appropriations Act Restrictions

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) operates 25 firearms-related data systems, 16 of which contain purchaser information given to the ATF by federal firearms licensees (FFLs).

Rachel Cole August 5, 2016

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