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Biggest Fears in Online Privacy

WPEngine recently sponsored a study about Americans’ online privacy concerns. Currently, the greatest concern with online infiltrators is spying on financial information. The article looks at the types of information that are stored by search engines, and lists alternative services which claim not to collect or retain user [...]


The Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act

This article introduces the Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act (OCGPA) which is being debated by both houses in the US Congress. If it is passed and signed into law, the OCGPA would require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant “based on probable cause” before they can track someone with a GPS device or cell phone location [...]


Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014

Location-based services have been known to collect and share users’ geolocation data, often without their consent. In March 2014, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) introduced the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014. This article takes a closer look at the bill and why it’s necessary in this [...]


The GPS Act

This article introduces the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act, which was introduced in March 2014. It aims to criminalize the surreptitious tracking of individuals and requires the government to obtain a warrant before collecting geolocation [...]