Latest Right to privacy News

US judge dismisses New Mexico privacy claims against Google

Sep. 29, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google over privacy concerns, but New Mexico's top prosecutor vowed Monday to continue the legal fight to protect child privacy rights. The judge concluded in a ruling Friday that federal laws and...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, a pedestrian crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry has his facial features and eyes scanned at a biometric kiosk in San Diego. The Trump administration says it's planning to expand the collection of biometric information as part of immigration enforcement. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Trump administration plans expanded use of personal data

Sep. 1, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to expand the collection of personal “biometric” information by the agency in charge of immigration enforcement, raising concerns about civil liberties and data protection. In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security...

A traveler arriving on a train that originated in Miami gets directions from a porter, right, at Amtrak's Penn Station, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking travelers from 34 states, including Florida where COVID-19 infection rates are high, to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the city. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NYC begins registering travelers at COVID-19 checkpoints

Aug. 6, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City opened new traveler checkpoints Thursday to register visitors and residents returning from nearly three dozen states who are required to quarantine for 14 days — an initiative that drew swift criticism from privacy advocates. The checkpoints, targeting busy entry points...