Privacy of Education Data

I’ve recently received several emails urging me to support House 331, An Act prohibiting service providers who offer cloud computing services to K-12 educational institutions from processing student data for commercial purposes. House 331 is very straightforward. It reads in full as follows: Section 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary any […]

Election Laws

In January, the Senate passed an election laws bill. The bill is currently in conference committee with the House. The Senate bill included essentially all of the proposals that have been floated recently to improve voter participation. Currently I’m receiving emails in the following form: Massachusetts election system has become outdated. I’m writing today to […]

The "Upskirting" Law

There’s been much understandable concern expressed over yesterday’s Supreme Judicial Court decision. In Commonwealth v. Robertson, the court found that Massachusetts’ peeping tom law did not apply to “upskirting.”  Robertson’s alleged behavior was certainly invasive and from a commonsense perspective, criminal.  The court summarized the allegations as follows:  At approximately 8:30 A.M. on August 11, […]