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Stories related to: privacy

Davis To Regulate Hi-Tech Surveillance

March 21, 2018 | Steve Milne

The Davis City Council Tuesday night approved a new surveillance technology ordinance. It's intended to protect people from high-tech policing by regulating the city's acquisition and use of cameras and other equipment.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Bill Would Boost Privacy For California Marijuana Customers

February 19, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The bill has no ability to prevent federal authorities from seizing customer information, but could slow the flow of unwanted junk mail.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact California: How Much Privacy Do You Have When You Buy Marijuana?

February 14, 2018 | Chris Remington

California law does not require pot dispensaries to collect much customer data, but the stores appear to gather more information than consumers realize. PolitiFact California explored what’s collected and whether customers should be concerned.

Eric Risberg / AP

Investigation Looks Into Privacy Concerns Of Uber Data

December 12, 2016

Uber uses mobile technology to match up riders and drivers and that means the company captures a ton of data. And that data is open to thousands of employees at Uber, who could use it for spying purposes.

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Ruling Raises Objections To Release Of Personal Student Data

February 24, 2016

(AP) - A recent federal court ruling ordering the release of personal data on more than 10 million California students highlights the growing amount of information schools now collect - and the loopholes that allow it to be released.

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New California Laws 2016

New California Law Protects Digital Privacy

January 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Law enforcement agencies in California will need to get a warrant to access your digital records, including your physical location, under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Jae C. Hong / AP

State Government

Mixed Actions From Brown On Drone Legislation

October 14, 2015 | Ben Adler

One thing is clear after Governor Jerry Brown signed one bill regulating drone use in California in recent days but vetoed several others: Drones will attract attention – and legislation – for years to come.

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State Government

Bill Would Require Search Warrants For Digital Files

April 6, 2015 | Katie Orr

Law enforcement officers need a warrant if they want to search your house. A bill in the California Legislature would require they also get one to search your email.

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State Government

Privacy Legislation Proposed To Balance New Technology

February 25, 2015 | Katie Orr

Technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more interactive. And some California lawmakers want to make sure those developments don't compromise consumer privacy.

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