Legislation that limits technology takes lots of different forms, but most often it arises when lawmakers want quick fixes to behavioral problems by knee-capping technology. Sometimes just the fear of possible future bad behavior is enough to trigger knee-jerk legislative intervention. That’s the case with the new crusade against Automated License Plate Technology […]
Polling released today makes it clear that the American public doesn’t support a new Internet tax system. It’s good to see the public isn’t fooled by proponents’ efforts to cloud this issue in buzzwords and misdirection about fairness and the defense of small retailers. The research, published by R Street and NTU makes it clear […]
Steve DelBianco presented the following on data mining at the Annual NCSL meeting.
A survey of over 500 law enforcement officials found overwhelming support for license plate recognition (LPR) technology and validated its effectiveness, while acknowledging that existing policy and laws protect the privacy of individuals. Key findings are summarized below. Note that specific questions are referenced in the findings, while much of the related information and graphics […]
Social media companies compete on features, audience size and, increasingly, their ability to make consumers feel safe sharing personal information. The online privacy debate is frequently driven by blaring headlines, salacious stories or dramatic hypotheticals. After all, it is easier to drive web traffic with a story that focuses on leaked celebrity pictures than […]