Drone Countdown

Now that Congress’ demand to put drones in the air over America is law, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must write the rules governing the operation of civilian and government drones. The new drone law contains a tangle of dates and…

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Facial Recognition and Privacy

Facial recognition technology is increasingly used in a variety of ways – from security and authentication to photo tagging on social networks and targeted advertising on digital signs in stores. Facial recognition software packages are freely available online, and the technology is fast making its…

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Data Breach Bills Exclude Health Information

One of the negative side-effects of the sectoral approach the United States has taken to privacy regulation is confusion over whether certain types of personal information are protected under existing rules. Specifically, many people – and, it appears, legislators – seem to assume that all health…

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