Equifax Breach – Resources and Next Steps

The recent Equifax data breach has many consumers worried about possible identity theft – around three million consumers in Massachusetts may have been affected, out of 143 million nationwide. Here are some steps you can take, and some steps your state legislators are taking, to protect your information. What you can do: Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com […]

Facing Facial Recognition

Today’s second hour of Tom Ashbrook’s show looked at where facial recognition technology is taking us. The pending ubiquity of identifying individuals from snaphots, web posts, and security cameras is becoming a serious possibility. I would really like the Commonwealth to vouchsafe that my likeness and other personal details that I have entrusted them with is our little secret.

Implementation of New Background Check Law

The steps taken by Watertown, Belmont, and Boston to implement An Act Relative to Background Checks, Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012, as amended by Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, which requires national background checks for all private and public school employees, contractors, transportation providers, vendors and certain volunteers (those designated by schools), as well as for employees of early education centers licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care.