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FTC Sues Data Broker for Selling Data from Reproductive Clinics and Places of Worship

In a complaint filed this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges that a data broker sold geolocation data from individuals showing their movements to and from sensitive locations, including reproductive...

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Texas AG Sues Meta, Alleging Massive Collection of Face Geometries Without Consent

Texas enacted a biometric information privacy law way back in 2001, which was amended in 2009. That was a long time ago in the context of the development of privacy laws,...

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Privacy Tip #319 – How Facial Recognition Technology Works and Why You Should Care

I have written about the privacy concerns of facial recognition technology many times before [view related posts]. Many individuals are unaware of how facial recognition technology works, who is collecting their...

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… for a Drone Light Show

Every year, technology is used in new and inventive ways, and drone holiday light shows seem to be making their way into some cities’ and towns’ holiday traditions. In Grapevine, Texas,...

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Colonial Pipeline Up and Running After Five Days of Grappling with Ransomware Attack

It is being reported late on May 12, 2021, that Colonial Pipeline is returning to full operations following a devastating ransomware attack that was discovered on May 7, 2021. Colonial took...

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School Nutrition Vendor Sued for Compromise of 867,209 K-12 Student Records

PCS Revenue Control Systems, Inc. (PCS) was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit last week alleging that it discovered a data breach from a hacking attack in December 2019 but...

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Vehicle Inspections in Multiple States Disrupted by Malware

Applus Technologies, Inc., a vendor of multiple state Departments of Motor Vehicles that assists states with vehicle inspections, recently announced that its systems have been affected by malware, disrupting motor vehicle...

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Texas Drone Law Faces Constitutional Challenges

Texas’ drone law, the “Use of Unmanned Aircraft,” is being challenged by press organizations and photographers for alleged violations of the First Amendment. The law prohibits the capture of images of...

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Home Depot Settles Data Breach Multi-state Enforcement Action for $17.5 Million

Home Depot has agreed to settle a multi-state enforcement action by 46 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. arising from the data breach that occurred in 2014. Home Depot has agreed to...

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Walmart’s COVID-19 Testing by Drone Pilot Program

If you live within a one and a half-mile radius of the east side of the Walmart store in El Paso, Texas in a single-family home, within a one-mile radius of...

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