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 […]
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.
Senator Brownsberger is co-sponsoring the Electronic Privacy Act and Representative Rushing’s racial profiling data collection bill. Several constituents have asked him to sponsor civil liberties and privacy legislation. Here is a constituent e-mail about these privacy and civil liberties issues.
As a politician, I have not been above the occasional robo call, but as a consumer, I get how annoying they are. The Boston Globe recently did a story on a service offered through nomorobo.com which causes robo calls not to ring through to your house. We’ve signed up for it at our house and it seems to work well.
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.
Jim Berets asks about proposals at the state level to address the ownership of electronic assets of deceased residents.