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Tag Archives: data

Commentary: Is big data laundering human bias?

Big data has expanded to the criminal justice system. In Los Angeles, police use computerized “predictive policing” to anticipate crimes and allocate officers. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, machine-learning algorithms are used to set bond amounts. In states across the country, ...

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Push to restrict license readers heads to Virginia Supreme Court

FAIRFAX, Va. — The police use of automatic license plate readers, photographing hundreds of license plates per minute and capturing the exact time and place of the photo, has become routine in law enforcement and is credited with helping to ...

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Keeping Your Balance: How businesses, individuals can keep data safe


Organizations need a strong security strategy to keep their data safe from loss or hacking. Data breaches cause companies and individuals to lose millions of dollars each year and have become an increasingly common occurrence. Even the IRS recently reported ...

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Credit card complaint data available online

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it has started making credit card complaint data available to the public in a searchable database. In announcing the database launch Tuesday, the CFPB said the goal was to improve the transparency and ...

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Cuomo seeks nonprofit exec compensation data

As part of an effort to crack down on excessive pay to nonprofit executives, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Task Force on Not-For-Profit Entities has requested these groups provide detailed information about compensation and justify their nonprofit status.

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Senate examines privacy and cloud computing

Should the government meet the same legal standard when obtaining digital information stored on third party servers - including the contents of messages sent through web-based email providers - as when seizing information stored at a suspect’s physical home or office?

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Attorneys: Law schools should give more data

Should law schools provide prospective students with more detailed and accurate job placement data and education costs? The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association and ABA President Stephen Zack think so.

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