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UND studies privacy protections in the age of drones: Committee governing use of Grand Forks County drones seeks public comment

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department has deployed small unmanned aircraft systems nine times in the last 10 months, a few them over populated areas of the county.
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MILBANK: One is Snowden’s loneliest number

July 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Attorney for leaker’s father: Asylum saga distracting from privacy debate.
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Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns

December 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the next few days, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to propose long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders better known as “black boxes” in all new cars and light trucks. But the agency is behind the curve. Continue Reading

Suit targets ‘locator’ chips in Texas student IDs

November 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Starting this fall, the fourth-largest school district in Texas is experimenting with “locator” chips in student ID badges on two of its campuses, allowing administrators to track the whereabouts of 4,200 students with GPS-like precision. Continue Reading

Public can access scanned license plate data

September 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Under North Dakota law, data collected by automated license plate readers used by police is considered public information, just as it is in Minnesota. Continue Reading

WOSTER: Sometimes enough is enough

July 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Eyeglass cameras are latest gadget to pry into our privacy

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Proposed data access bills say: ‘Let the sunshine in’

March 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The sunshine is peeking through the clouds in Minnesota, public information access advocates say. A handful of data access proposals, also known as sunshine laws, would give the public wider access to government information if approved by the Minnesota Legislature. Continue Reading

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Lawmakers Move to Block Employers From Facebook Passwords

March 29, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Minnesota lawmakers are joining a sudden move to block employers from asking applicants for their passwords to social networking sites. Continue Reading

Bill would put Facebook off-limits to employers

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota lawmakers are joining a sudden move to block employers from asking applicants for their passwords to social networking sites. Two Republicans, Sen. Sean Nienow and Rep. Mary Franson, have a bill that would prohibit it. The bill includes all sites where users can make a profile and control who sees it. Continue Reading

Some employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords

March 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SEATTLE (AP) When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Continue Reading