Articles Tagged With ‘Privacy’




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California gang database rife with errors

Law enforcement agencies entered the names of 42 people in a state gang database when the alleged gangsters were under 2 years old, according to findings of a recent audit. The audit revealed that the CalGang database contained numerous errors,... (Continue reading)

California’s new laws for 2016

The New Years is right around the corner and it comes with new laws regarding requirements for graduating high school, gun rights, internet privacy and many other issues. Here are some of the laws that will likely impact state residents.... (Continue reading)

SLO County again sends errant email

Less than two months after San Luis Obispo County officials seemingly fixed the problem, another county email errantly went out to a group of subscribers who monitor developments and organize cleanups at local beaches. In July, a county social services worker... (Continue reading)

Covered California to collect health records

Records of prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays belonging to Covered California enrollees will soon be part of a state database. [LA Times] Covered California, has announced plans to collect health insurance data on every patient. Executives say the data... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College employee nabs private data

A Cuesta College employee is accused of downloading private data including employee names, addresses and Social Security numbers to their private email account. Cuesta College President Gil Stork notified Cuesta College employees through a Thursday email in which he said... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court rules officers need a warrant to search cell phones

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police generally need a warrant before searching the cellphones or personal electronic devices of a person arrested, striking a blow against the breakdown of personal privacy rights. Proponents of warrantless searches argued that... (Continue reading)

California transgender law set to take effect

A law requiring California public schools to let transgender students use sex-segregated facilities is set to take effect Jan. 1, despite a legal challenge. [KTVU] The law will allow students identifying as transgender to use the bathrooms and locker rooms... (Continue reading)

Monterey County computer hacked

A Monterey County Department of Social Services computer was hacked by an overseas computer in March. However, those whose personal information was compromised were not informed until last week. [Herald] Personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and... (Continue reading)

Google wants to read your emails

Google attorneys argued Thursday that the company needs to systematically read every email sent through its mail system. [Fox] In court documents, Google argues that “all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated... (Continue reading)

Domestic spying drying Obama support

The Obama administration’s penchant for massive spying operations aimed at American citizens has cost him dearly in California support, a recent Field Poll shows. (San Jose Mercury News) Obama dropped 10 percent in favorability — from 62 percent to 52... (Continue reading)



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