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Apple digital driver’s license in Arizona raise privacy concerns

Arizona is the first state to allow driver’s licenses to be placed in Apple’s digital wallet, but digital rights activists are concerned about what it could mean for the future of privacy. ... Read more»

The Foilies 2021: Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency

Since 2015, The Foilies have served as an annual opportunity to name-and-shame the uncoolest government agencies and officials who have stood in the way of public access. ... Read more»

Trump plans to collect DNA from nearly a million immigrants despite charges it violates privacy

Pilot projects could lead to the Trump administration storing genetic material from children as young as 14 years old in the name of fighting crime. ... Read more»

Sunshine Week commentary

Will the First Amendment survive the information age?

This is Sunshine Week in the U.S., when news organizations spotlight the public’s right to know and size up government openness and access to public records. This year, we should add a more sweeping question to the list: How will the First Amendment survive the dramatic changes in information technology? Complicated disputes are popping up in both predicable and surprising places.... Read more»

Terror

Will Europe block a US anti-terrorism program?

The fate of the United States government’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) may hinge on how Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert’s week turns out. And it’s not looking particularly rosy for the TFTP at the moment. ... Read more»