privacy http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's public universities making decisions in private http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-public-universities-making-decisions-private <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When University boards meet to vote on certain issues, the vote almost always goes through smoothly with little discussion and even littler debate. </span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:33:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17044 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's public universities making decisions in private New bill seeks to protect students’ privacy, bans personal information on tests http://michiganradio.org/post/new-bill-seeks-protect-students-privacy-bans-personal-information-tests <p>A state lawmaker wants to ban school exams that require students&rsquo; personal information other than their name and student identification number.</p><p>Republican state Representative Tim Kelly&rsquo;s bill would also ban collecting biometric data &mdash; like students&rsquo; heart rates and eye movements.</p><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s kind of some creepy aspects to some of the technology that&rsquo;s being introduced today,&rdquo; Kelly said. &ldquo;And this is kind of an effort to ward against some of the things that may or may not be the best thing for students.&rdquo;</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:34:59 +0000 Jake Neher 14764 at http://michiganradio.org New bill seeks to protect students’ privacy, bans personal information on tests Unmanned drones on the minds of Michigan lawmakers http://michiganradio.org/post/unmanned-drones-minds-michigan-lawmakers <p>Michigan lawmakers take up drone legislation this week.</p><p>The unmanned aircraft have proven effective in war, but some are concerned they may violate the rights of Michiganders.</p><p>Unmanned drones offer a new way to see the world. The drones can help police departments keep an eye on criminals, give state agencies a different way to survey state land and even help local school administrators watch students on the playground.</p><p>But there is concern that drones could be abused.</p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:17:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12119 at http://michiganradio.org Unmanned drones on the minds of Michigan lawmakers New Michigan law protects employees' online passwords http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-law-protects-employees-online-passwords <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation into law aimed at prohibiting employers from asking job applicants and employees for online passwords and other account information.<br><br>The Republican governor signed the bill Friday sponsored by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt of Lawton and passed this month by lawmakers.<br><br>The measure also would prohibit educational institutions from asking for private account information and would penalize them for dismissing or failing to accept students who don't provide such details.<br> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:07:00 +0000 The Associated Press 10559 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan law protects employees' online passwords Win the lottery, lose your privacy? http://michiganradio.org/post/win-lottery-lose-your-privacy <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Multistate lottery winners in Michigan could remain anonymous under a measure being considered by the Michigan Senate.<br><br> The bill would prohibit the disclosure unless the winner agrees to it in writing. Lottery officials are authorized to disclose a multistate game winner's identity.<br><br> Sterling Heights Republican and bill sponsor Tory Rocca says winners should be allowed keep their privacy, particularly for their own safety.<br><br> Lottery officials say few states require anonymity and identifying winners is important to show people win prizes.<br> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:07:03 +0000 The Associated Press 9200 at http://michiganradio.org Win the lottery, lose your privacy? Grand Rapids Public Schools discuss public comment policy http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-public-schools-discuss-public-comment-policy <p><a href="http://grpublicschools.org/grps1/">Grand Rapids Public Schools</a> is revising how it lets people comment at school board meetings. The district has a <a href="http://grpublicschools.org/grps1/images/stories/about_us/section_1000-_board_bylaws_-_adopted_6-29-09.pdf">unique policy</a> (see page 51-54). A Grand Rapids school board member says he couldn’t find any other district in Michigan with a similar provision. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 06:00:59 +0000 Lindsey Smith 928 at http://michiganradio.org Grand Rapids Public Schools discuss public comment policy