Technology MAY 20, 2018 The European Union will put in place one of the toughest data privacy laws in the world this week. The law, among other provisions, gives people in Europe the right to obtain the personal data that companies have on them. That is a sweeping right to data access that Americans don’t have. So we decided to conduct a privacy experiment: Request our data in both Britain and the United States, to get a sense of how easy it will be for people in Europe to access their personal information compared with American users. We conducted our experiment using a 20-year-old British law that entitles individuals to see the personal data held about them by companies in that country. The law provides similar data access rights as the coming European rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, or G.D.P.R. -- offering a sense of how the new law might play out. Prashant, an editor in London, and Natasha, a technology reporter in New York, … [Read more...] about U.K. vs. U.S.: How Much of Your Personal Data Can You Get?
Subpoena of phone records
Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd's defense attorney wants East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert to come clean about some campaign contributions he received in 2017 from local developers. According to two subpoenas filed Tuesday, attorney Lee Davis is trying to get Lambert and the East Ridge keeper of records to bring any bank statements, phone records or emails related to those contributions to Boyd's upcoming motion-to-dismiss hearing in Hamilton County Criminal Court. Boyd is charged with extortion. Tim Boyd leaves court Friday after his arraignment hearing with Bradley County Criminal Court Judge Andrew Freiberg presiding. Tim Boyd leaves court Friday after his arraignment... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. In his subpoenas, Davis seems to be homing in on three $1,000 donations Exit 1 developers gave Lambert in the summer of 2017, just days after the East Ridge City Council approved more than $4 million in bonds for an infrastructure project. "Please … [Read more...] about Tim Boyd case: Subpoenas ask for bank, phone, email records related to Lambert campaign contributions
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government April 11 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday for his second day of questioning on the Hill. Below is a partial transcript of the hearing. [Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing] REP. GREG WALDEN (R-ORE.): Okay. I'd ask our guests to please take their seats so we can get started. The Committee on Energy And Commerce will now come to order. WALDEN: Before my opening statement, just as a reminder to our committee members on both sides, it's … [Read more...] about Transcript of Zuckerberg’s appearance before House committee
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government April 10 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss data privacy and Russian disinformation on his social network. Below is the transcript of the hearing. [Follow Wednesday's updates here.] SEN. CHARLES E. GRASSLEY (R-IOWA): The Committees on the Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation will come to order. We welcome everyone to today's hearing on Facebook's social media privacy and the use and abuse of data. GRASSLEY: Although not … [Read more...] about Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing
The judge presiding over Michael Bever’s quintuple murder trial will hear Tuesday from a prosecutor on the case and a former detective about any contact the two might have had before the detective’s ultimate resignation this year from the Broken Arrow Police Department after an internal inquiry found she ‘grossly mishandled’ evidence.Bever, 19, is scheduled to begin his trial April 16 in the July 22, 2015, stabbing deaths of his parents and three of his siblings, as well as the stabbing of a fourth sibling who survived, by him and his older brother, Robert Bever. The oldest surviving sister, now 16, is expected to testify, albeit through alternative means than sitting on the witness stand in front of a jury.Bever was 16 at the time he was charged, which makes him an adult for prosecution purposes.However, because of recent changes to criminal procedure for minors facing the chance of life without parole, he will be subject if found guilty to a proceeding that … [Read more...] about Judge in quintuple murder case to hear witnesses in mishandling of evidence