Provides you with information on who your data is being sold to.
NPR's Daisy Contreras covers the fight for bringing the Right to Know and Geolocation Privacy Protection Acts into law in Illinois.
Abe Scarr writes that in order to protect Illinois citizens' online privacy rights, the Illinois legislature must pass House Bill 3449, the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act.
Recently Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was on The Chicago Way with John Kass on WGN. He talks about recent successes regarding the Cook County Jail system, and goes into detail regarding the Right to Know Act about halfway through. Give it a listen!
The Intercept reports that personal data for nearly every American voter was exposed by a GOP data mining firm. Poor stewardship over gigantic databases of personal data is one of, if not the, key reason why Americans need more transparency for where their personal information winds up.
Updates from our Legislative Director, Jake Wright, on the state of the bills we're supporting in Springfield. Both bills have made it much farther than Silicon Valley wanted already, read more to find out!
"[i]t's time for the technology industry to grow up and take responsibility for the awesome power we now have over people's personal lives." - Derek Eder, founder of 1871 tech start-up Datamade, co-founder of Chi Hack Night, Chicago Magazine's Emerging Power Player, and DPA Board Member.
Where you live, especially in highly segregated cities like Chicago, is easily a means to enact racist policy without specifing race at all. Protecting your location data and understanding where it goes to is important for protecting minority groups in todays connected world.