New Mexico sues US over proposed nuclear waste storage plans
The nuclear commission did not respond to questions about New Mexico's complaint. AdIn all, there's roughly 83,000 metric tons of spent fuel sitting at temporary storage sites in nearly three dozen states. The first phase of the proposed New Mexico project calls for storing up to 8,680 metric tons of uranium, which would be packed into 500 canisters. Future expansion could make room for as many as 10,000 canisters of spent nuclear fuel over six decades. However, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act doesn't allow the Energy Department to take ownership until a permanent repository is in place.
New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting school kids' personal data
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday sued Alphabet Incs (GOOGL.O) Google search engine, alleging that its educational software collects young students personal information without the required parental consent. The lawsuit states that Google failed to gather verifiable parental consent before collecting the data, a violation of the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act. McMath said while there was no evidence that Google had misused the students personal information, he was concerned that the company might generate revenue from the data. In 2018, Balderas sued Google and a few other tech companies, accusing them of illegally collecting data from mobile apps made for children. In September, Googles YouTube video service was asked to pay the FTC $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children.feeds.reuters.com
New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting personal data of school children
REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann(Reuters) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Incs Google, alleging that it acquired personal information from school children in the state violating their privacy rights. He said the collection of personal data was in violation of the Federal Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act and New Mexicos Unfair Practices Act. In 2018, Balderas filed a similar lawsuit against Google and few other tech companies alleging illegal data collection from mobile apps made for children. In September last year, Googles YouTube video service was asked to pay $170 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children. Social media companies have been facing regulatory scrutiny globally over their policies and data monitoring practices particularly for children.feeds.reuters.com