Uber hands over $5.7 million, updates procedures in data breach settlement to Pennsylvania

Uber hands over $5.7 million, updates procedures in data breach settlement to Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is receiving $5.7 million from a settlement with rideshare giant Uber after the company failed to report a breach of drivers’ confidential data for a year.

Of the total, $1.35 million will go directly to the state’s drivers — in $100 payments to the 13,500 impacted. The rest will go to the state’s consumer protection program.

Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House committee advances grand jury suggestion missing from statute bill

House committee advances grand jury suggestion missing from statute bill

The House-amended statute of limitations bill may hit snags in the Senate by lacking two grand jury suggestions, but Wednesday a bill to address a third was advanced by state representatives in committee.

Rep. Todd Stephen’s (R-Montgomery) HB 2641 would create stricter punishments for not reporting child abuse or suspicions of child abuse, as the grand jury on Catholic sexual abuse suggested when released last month.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Restrictions to domestic abusers gun ownership pass House

Restrictions to domestic abusers gun ownership pass House

After months of caucusing and discussion, the Pennsylvania House finally passed a bill aimed to limit domestic abusers access to firearms.

By a 131-62 vote, the House approved HB 2060 which requires convicted domestic abusers or final PFA recipients hand over their guns within 24 hours to a lawyer, sheriff or gun dealer.

Previously, convicted domestic abusers had 60 days to hand over weapons and could give them to a friend for safekeeping.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Corman on statute of limitations: "I’m just pointing out the glaring problems with the bill that prevent us from concurring."

Corman on statute of limitations: "I’m just pointing out the glaring problems with the bill that prevent us from concurring."

Soaring rhetoric and thunderous applause greeted the Pennsylvania House’s amendment of the civil window into a statute of limitations bill Monday.

"I don't give a damn if [abuse] happened 40 minutes ago or 40 years ago,” Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) said on the floor to a round of cheers from fellow members and the gallery filled with victims of abuse.

After the amended SB 261 moved out of the House by a vote of 173-21 Tuesday however, the Senate expressed no desire to quickly concur on the legislation.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House leaders tee up congressional redistricting language; advocates unimpressed

House leaders tee up congressional redistricting language; advocates unimpressed

Following up on a pledge to move government reform legislation, House leadership has set up an attempt to amend a previously referred Senate bill, SB 1034, with a new congressional redistricting plan.

Three amendments - two from House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) and one from Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) are on the table.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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