privacy

7:42 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Legislative Hearing on Cellphone Tracking Devices

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Privacy advocates have raised concerns about data collection
State Rep. Tom McMillin is holding a legislative oversight committee meeting Tuesday to discuss a secretive cellphone tracking device being used by the Oakland County Sheriffs Office. McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has invited Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union, to testify.
SW Michigan
7:46 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Some State Health Data Stolen

Credit WMUK

State health officials say personal data for nearly 2,600 people was compromised when a laptop computer was stolen in January. The information includes Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.

The state Department of Community Health says the breach involves some people served by the Long Term Care Ombudsman's Office. The data on the stolen computer was encrypted but information on a flash-drive taken with it was not. It had Social Security or Medicaid identification numbers for about 1,500 people.

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7:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Report: Michigan Police Monitoring More People

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The state plans to take over and expand an existing program so police agencies can share and access information about more residents.
Police agencies throughout Michigan are increasingly compiling and sharing even the most mundane information about suspects - and everyday citizens. As budgets tighten, police are joining consortiums to manage records and reports that, in most cases, are public but time consuming to access.