We won’t regain our privacy if we leave it up to individuals. If we’re going to survive the age of surveillance, we’re going to need help. That starts with laws. Privacy isn’t just an individual right. It’s a public good that, when done right, keeps everyone safe, whether they’re paying attention or not. This ought … More Here’s how online privacy is possible – The Washington Post
One of the most important questions—unanswered by the legal scholars at the December 4 Judiciary Committee hearing, or indeed by anyone else in this whole process—is the exact nature of abuse of power. — Read on http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/12/questions-left-unanswered-trumps-impeachment/603994/
Come Wednesday , roughly one in 10 Americans will gain the power to review their personal information collected by large companies around the world, from purchase histories and location tracking to compiled “profiles” that slot people into categories such as religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Starting January 1, they can also force these companies — … More Forty million Californians will soon have sweeping digital-privacy rights stronger than any seen before in the U.S.
http://www.youtube.com/watch House Democrats clashed with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a Thursday hearing that nearly spun out of control when one lawmaker called DeVos “the most unpopular person in our government” and said she’s “out to destroy public education.”
“I know fraud when I see it, and these students were misled and cheated — and the fact that some of them may be making money doesn’t mean that they weren’t defrauded,” said Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, a former consumer protection lawyer. Bonamici asked DeVos how she can reassure borrowers who filed claims … More Betsy DeVos defends plan for offering only some debt relief to defrauded students – CNNPolitics
Twelve hotel chains were named and accused of knowing and ignoring warning signs that women and children were sold as sex slaves on their premises, according to the filing, a consolidation of 13 existing cases, in U.S. federal court in Columbus, Ohio. The filing marked the first time the hotel industry – which has long … More Top hotels sued for ‘industry-wide failures’ to prevent U.S. sex trafficking – Reuters
California utility PG&E to pay $13.5 billion to settle claims from wildfire victims – CNN The massive settlement could compensate tens of thousands of victims who have had to recover and rebuild after losing homes, businesses and loved ones in the blazes. It would also mark a step forward in the beleaguered utility’s attempts to … More California utility PG&E to pay $13.5 billion to settle claims from wildfire victims – CNN
Student debt has become a central issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Legislation is being introduced to address the crisis. And the U.S. Department of Education is also considering some big changes for borrowers. Outstanding education debt has outpaced credit card and auto debt. The average college graduate leaves school $30,000 in the red today, … More The student loan crisis could finally be addressed in 2020