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Harry And Meghan File Lawsuit Over Photo of Son at California Home

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sued to stop the sale and publication of a photo of their son Archie that they say was shot at their Los Angeles-area home in invasion of their privacy. The royal couple gives a detailed …

Google Sued by Arizona over ‘Deceptive’ Location Tracking

Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemmed from an investigation that began …

Washington Governor Signs Facial Recognition Law Curbing Use

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed the first U.S. state law that sharply curbs law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, while civil rights activists said the measure did not go far enough to protect marginalized groups. Facial recognition software …

Motel 6 to Pay 2,000 Guests Whose Names It Gave to Immigration Officials

Almost 2,000 guests of Blackstone Group Inc.’s Motel 6 are poised for cash payouts in a settlement with the hotel chain for sharing their names with federal immigration agents. Lawyers on both sides of the case urged a federal judge …

California Judge Rejects Lawsuit Claiming Google Privacy Violations

Google Inc. users were blocked from suing over alleged privacy violations by a judge who said they failed to show any of their information had been disclosed. It was the fourth time U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal rejected the case. …

Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill

A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people’s privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and …

Use of Cellphone Tracking Device in Michigan County Questioned

Oakland County commissioners asked no questions last March before unanimously approving a cellphone tracking device so powerful it was used by the military to fight terrorists. Now, though, some privacy advocates question why one of the safest counties in Michigan …

Idaho House Panel Oks Biometric Protections

Businesses that collect and use hair samples, finger prints and retina scans to identify their customers could face tough sanctions for inappropriately handling such material, under a measure headed to the Idaho House. The State Affairs Committee this week approved …

California Mom Agrees To Settle Suit Over Child Autopsy Photo

A woman who sued San Diego County over the release of an autopsy photo of her 2-year-old son has settled the privacy case for $125,000. A lawyer for Brenda Marsh tells U-T San Diego that she settled the case before …

Researchers Question Privacy of Usage-Based Auto Insurance

A study by a handful of university professors in Colorado claims user-based insurance tracking programs installed in millions of vehicles can collect data that shows where drivers are going, unbeknownst to most users of the technology. Professors from the University …