Gov. Charlie Baker — responding to a Herald report on potential hacking and civil liberties problems with the E-ZPass system — said he has asked transportation officials to study the issue.
“Obviously every time there is a story that suggests there’s an issue with something like this we ask folks, whatever it is, to look into it and hopefully we’ll have an answer on that in a day or two,” Baker said yesterday.
Edith Ramirez wants Silicon Valley to see her agency as something more than a wrist slapper.
Last Wednesday, the Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission came to San Francisco to host the agency’s first “Start with Security” conference, an initiative to institute broad guidelines for consumer privacy protection — and convince tech companies to turn to the FTC for guidance.
Federal prosecutors say registering at a hotel under a false name cost real estate heir Robert Durst his right to privacy there.
That opens their 65-page response to defense lawyers’ contentions that all evidence found in Durst’s New Orleans hotel room should be thrown out.
A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling appears to open the way to adding invasion of privacy claims to defamation lawsuits against journalists, says a defamation lawyer.
“It’s a development that I think is of concern to the media that invasion of privacy torts that one would have thought are subsumed in defamation may now be treated differently and separately from defamation, as the judge seemed to accept,” says Paul Schabas, a partner at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP and an adjunct media law professor at the University of Toronto.
On Aug. 31, Justice Graeme Mew released the reasons for his July 17 decision on a motion in Chandra v. CBC. The motion, brought by the CBC, sought to have the court decide that it shouldn’t put an invasion of privacy claim to the jury that the plaintiff had added to his original defamation case.
The FBI has decided that your Things are too risky to be allowed anywhere on the Internet.
Curiously, given that the Internet of Things is backed by some of the largest tech vendors in the world, the Bureau has also decided that responsibility for security – and for understanding the capability of hardware and software – should rest with the technological equivalent of Homer Simpson. [I've got to start using that phrase! Bob]
The FBI’s public service announcement, published on September 10 here, puts nearly all of the consumer protection responsibility on consumers.